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Pioneering conservation measures in Romania applied in Salonta, Romania, for Great Bustards

Pioneering conservation measures in Romania applied in Salonta, Romania, for Great Bustards

18 June 2022 Latest

Overhead power lines to us, humans, are a symbol of necessary infrastructure. But for the globally threatened Great Bustard, collisions with power lines can be fatal.

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A newly renovated visitor centre awaits its guests in Békés, Hungary

A newly renovated visitor centre awaits its guests in Békés, Hungary

14 June 2022 Latest

Békés City Hall modernised its Békés-Dánfok Visitor Centre and has officially opened its doors during a conference to mark the closing of the project activities.

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Great Bustard Winter Census 2022 | Salonta, Romania

Great Bustard Winter Census 2022 | Salonta, Romania

20 January 2022 Latest

Even though we had to wait for the fog to lift to be able to see them, it was worthwhile. We are pleased to inform you that Sunday, 16 January, we registered 37 Great Bustards near Salonta.

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Who said the Great Bustard can't get on stage?

Who said the Great Bustard can't get on stage?

10 December 2021 Latest

The news about the proof of the Great Bustard nesting in Romania inspired Cristina Milea, costume and stage designer, to create a collection of costumes dedicated to endangered species.

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The Far and Wide Great Bustard - Bustard names of places (toponyms) in Romania and abroad

The Far and Wide Great Bustard - Bustard names of places (toponyms) in Romania and abroad

30 November 2021 Latest

When one finds a special place, they would give a name to it. What place names has the Great Bustard inspired?

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The Great Bustard: From a Symbol to a Local Brand

The Great Bustard: From a Symbol to a Local Brand

7 August 2021 Latest

29 young graduate students joined our cause and created various artworks inspired by the Great Bustard. 

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Great Bustard Winter Census | Salonta, Romania

Great Bustard Winter Census | Salonta, Romania

21 January 2021 Latest

We recorded the highest number of Great Bustards in Romania over the past decade: 40 individuals in Salonta, Bihor County.

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Nature Without Borders: Final Results

Nature Without Borders: Final Results

14 January 2021 Latest

We had 125 pupils enthusiastically engaged, for a whole year, in our contest about the mysterious Great Bustard and the natural world.

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Békés-Dánfok Visitor Centre Has Been Renewed

Békés-Dánfok Visitor Centre Has Been Renewed

16 October 2020 Latest

Békés Town is active in four intervention areas within the ROHU-14 project

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Construction Begins on the Great Bustard's Nest Visitor Centre in Salonta

Construction Begins on the Great Bustard's Nest Visitor Centre in Salonta

1 September 2020 Latest

As the order has been issued, construction may now begin.

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Talking with a Bustard-friendly Farmer

Talking with a Bustard-friendly Farmer

26 June 2020 Latest

Compensatory payments are provided from European funds to farmers who are willing to ensure the preservation of important habitats for this species.

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EXCLUSIVE: Great Bustard nest found in Romania! [press release]

EXCLUSIVE: Great Bustard nest found in Romania! [press release]

14 May 2020 Latest

After many decades of uncertainty, now we have the proof that the Great Bustard is indeed breeding in Romania. It took us 13 years of fieldwork and, perhaps, a stroke of luck to receive this undeniable evidence.

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Pupils in Bihor County had to do simulation exercises on the nesting of the Great Bustard as early as February

Pupils in Bihor County had to do simulation exercises on the nesting of the Great Bustard as early as February

6 May 2020 Latest

It is a great joy for us to know that, through this practice, we have put the children to face a situation, which after many decades has finally become a certainty.

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Salonta, the Great Bustard sanctuary in Romania, hosted an ornithology conference on the conservation of endangered species

Salonta, the Great Bustard sanctuary in Romania, hosted an ornithology conference on the conservation of endangered species

16 March 2020 Latest

The collaboration between conservation specialists and local communities is vital for the success of endangered species conservation.

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Great Bustard Diary: How Does Winter Influence the Behaviour of the Great Bustards? [part 2/2]

Great Bustard Diary: How Does Winter Influence the Behaviour of the Great Bustards? [part 2/2]

4 March 2020 Latest

The cold season may awaken in bustards the migration instinct. But is migration inherited or learnt? We analysed seven ornithological studies and articles to answer these questions.

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