22 years and 24 offspring – one of the oldest known Eastern Imperial Eagles in Hungary died

On December 12th, 2017 MME/Birdlife received a report from a citizen regarding an Eastern Imperial Eagle run over by a car in the Mátraalja. A ranger from the Bükk National Park collected the body of the adult eagle. The bird was a female, weighing four kilograms and having a wingspan of two metres. MME’s experts took DNA samples and transferred her to the National Animal Health Institute.

Death of "Desiree" revealed a huge poisoning site in Serbia

On Monday, 08.01.2018., a young imperial eagle was found dead in a field near Apatin in Serbia. The bird named "Desiree" was tagged in Austria, in the north of Burgenland on 22.06.2017. After following it for 201 days and more than 4200 km, the team from BirdLife Austria noticed the movement has stopped on 07.01.2018. Unfortunately the worst case scenario proved to be true.

Farmers' forum at the Eagle Center

An information forum was held for farmers at the Eagle Center on the 6th of December, jointly organized by the Hortobágy National Park Directorate and the MME/BirdLife Hungary. Nearby farmers and hunters were invited to listen and to discuss the habitat management plans that will be undertaken by the two organizations in the scope of the PannonEagle LIFE program.

Introducing Samu and Carlo

"Samu" and "Carlo", the two new poison and carcass-detection dogs of the Kiskunsági National Park Directorate and MME/BirdLife Hungary have been introduced to the press. As a fruit of the cooperation between these two organizations, the Kiskunság NP will be the first national park in Hungary, where a canine unit helps the efforts to reduce and prevent poisoning cases.