RAPTORSLIFE on the AGROmashEXPO
The AGROmashEXPO was a great success this year, it has brought together over 45.000 visitors from far and wide! The agricultural trade exhibition was organised in Budapest, on the 27-30th January 2016., and BirdLife Hungary (MME) took part in it as an exhibitor, representing the RAPTORSPREYLIFE LIFE+ project amongst many other.
The BirdLife Hungary (MME) stall (Photo: Gabriella Göcző).
Over the 4 days of the event, visitors had a chance to talk to MME staff and volunteers about:
- AGROmashEXPO visitors could for the first time get to know more about the RAPTORSPREYLIFE LIFE+ project, that works towards securing prey sources for the endangered saker falcon, and imperial eagle population in the Carpathian basin
- The new LIFE+ project on the conservation of European rollers in the Carpathian Basin.
- Illegal poisoning of raptors as part of the Helicon Imperial Eagle LIFE+ project.
- The relationship between rooks and red-footed falcons studied by the Red-footed Falcon LIFE+ project.
- The Swiss-Hungarian SH/4/8 project on the sustainable conservation of Hungarian Natura 2000 sites. This project has now reached a stage where project staff seek the attention and opinion of the stakeholder hunting, fishing communities and nature enthusiast. The protection of ground nesting birds is highly related to the mammalian predator populations (e.g. foxes) so a good relationship with the game conservation community is very important in the areas affected by the project.
- Last, but not least another Swiss-Hungarian project SH/4/10, that is most concerned about raising the awareness of the wider public, land owners, teachers and young people in relation to Natura 2000 sites.
As well as receiving information about the above mentioned projects, visitors also had the opportunity to acquire technical and educational publications relating to these projects.