BirdLife Hungary (MME) is our permanent partner; several members of the Bükk Local Group are our members too. There were two project carried out with our administrational and effective involvement. One of them focused on the research and protection of the highly protected peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus).
“Survey of Woodpeckers and flycatchers” project was coordinated by MME. Our members carried out the monitoring in the Bükk and Mátra mountains. These actions supply important data and information for more segments of nature conservation.
We were entrusted with making a short film by the ESSRG and BESE Nature Conservation Society about “Sustainable Délborsod Programme”, which You can watch here:
We successfully performed a project, which was the local Leader Organization’s tender. The theme of our project was to present some interesting and actual topics of nature conservation by 12 short films, e.g. game management, wildlife protection programs, forest protection role of dead wood, etc. The hundreds of hours of priceless video shooting recorded by the MME was a very good base for the successful implementation.
2014 was the anniversary of the establishment of BirdLife Hungary. The following short film has produced on this occasion with the assistance of Szalakóta Association from the records of Tamás Szitta.
The Bükk National Park Directorate entrusted us with a project about “Developing and testing a method for mapping and monitoring hamsters”. The results could be very useful in the protection of this little-known animal.
We participated in another major project of BNPD, where we complete a task in 2015: “Bird monitoring related to forest habitats pilot project”. We surveyed Natura 2000 indicator species in three different areas of the Mátra.
We have entrusted by BESE with the organization and documentation of sustainable gardening, fruit processing and fruit-fests (inland and Transylvania) in the frame of a project of them. In connection with MAGHÁZ we recorded some videos for education about the using and conservation of old species of cultivated plants.
One of our members, Tamás Korompai has written a publication, about the impact on forest management of Dioszeghyana schmidtii, based on field surveys or rather available scientific results.
The members of the association complete one component of a project of BNPD: “Bird monitoring tasks related to forest habitats pilot project in 2016”. The main research focuses on coordinating nature conservation and forestry. Hence, we had to survey birds in differently managed forests. Likely, this will be a long-term project, so similar tasks could have expected.
We have intrusted by BNPD with gathering faunistic records of erdőkhöz kötődő protected and Nature 2000 bird species, especially white-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) on three sampling site. We have another similar charge for 2017.
European Breeding Bird Atlas Program has coordinated by the Monitoring Centre of BirdLife Hungary. We are the entrusted association and the members of Bükk Local Group have been carrying out the local tasks.