Popular roller conservation events within the framework of the ‘Month of the forests 2016’ programme

A dobrácsapáti önkéntesek nyárfát ültetnek (Fotó: APM).

2016.03.28. 12:30

Within the framework of the ‘Month of the forests 2016’ campaign, the ROLLERLIFE team at the Environmental Agency of Szatmár County organized demonstrations to popularize the project titled ‘Conservation of the European roller in the Carpathian basin’.

MME LIFE+ projects, and Natura 2000 programmes on the 23. FeHoVa exhibition

Az MME standja az FeHoVa-n (Fotó: Nagy Dénes).

2016.03.01. 13:30

The Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition was organised the 23rd time this year. The event was held  in Budapest between 18-21. February 2016, and BirdLife Hungary (MME) took part in it as an exhibitor.  270 exhibitors of 12 countries took part in creating the biggest FeHoVa exhibition ever. It’s huge success can be measured by the over 62 thousand visitors.  

The Hevesi Plain SPA

Hevesi sík (Fotó: Szitta Tamás).

This month, we are introducing the Hevesi Plain SPA (HUBN10004), a project site of the Bükk National Park Directorate. This region partly belongs to Heves-, and partly to Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county. Its area is 49.000 ha. As a Special Protection Area (SPA), its most important natural asset is its bird fauna, including the roller among many other threatened and rare species.

„Csele” in Zambia, „Pétör” in Angola

Csele és Pétör a déli féltekén

2015.12.04. 10:51

It’s been exactly 3 weeks since „Csele”, the satellite tagged roller from Kiskunhalas (Hungary) arrived at the Republic of Congo crossing the Equator and the rainforests. She arrived just in time for the rainy season and was welcomed by the wast savannas of the southern hemisphere. The migration strategy of our bird changed immediately as soon as she reached suitable feeding habitat. The non-stop long distance flight, covering thousands of kilometres above the rainforests gave place to a calm, steady movement interspersed with breaks to feed and rest. Over the last 3 weeks „Csele” has taken in another 1200 km, moving slowly southwards, reaching the catchment of the Zambezi river in Zambia. 


Szalakóta (Fotó:Oláh Zoltán).

2015.12.02.  10:55

The third project site we'd like to introuduce is the Bihar Special Protection Area. The SPA (HUHN10003) expands across an area of 73200.5 hectares, with a 86-131 metres elevation.

"Csele", the roller from Kiskunhalas (Hungary) has already reached Congo

Csele jeladóval felszerelve (Fotó: Kiss Tamás).

2015.11.16.  15:15

For the first time in history we know exactly what route the rollers take  to migrate to Africa from the Carpathian Basin. We’ve already suspected that rollers spend the winter south of the Sahara desert, possibly even south of the Equator, but the exact location of the wintering grounds, the routes, and the migration strategy were all unknown until now. Thanks to the advance of satellite tracking technology, and the work of the LIFE+ funded Consortium, we are now able to map the movements of two satellite tagged rollers.