Our project team, assisted by hired experts-ornithologists, continues with small scientific feats! On the night between 29th and 30th June 2021, two rock partridges (Alectoris graeca) were caught and tagged with GPS / GSM satellite transmitters. This accomplishment is the first of its kind when it comes to the study of the rock partridge in Montenegro, what makes it even more important.
These pioneering steps in the field of bird studies in Montenegro will be of utmost importance to obtain clear and precise data on the ecology of this species, because telemetry is one of the best ways to monitor all animal species, which should be the basis for obtaining the data for defining the precise monitoring methodology, in order to make quality decisions based on scientific facts when it comes to the protection of the rock partridge and its habitat.
Rock partridges were caught on the territory of the National Park “Durmitor” and were named Ruj and Bor, in honour of young ornithologists from Slovenia – Ruj and Bor Mihelič, who helped their father Tomaž, who is one of the engaged project experts, and our project team. The project partners will continue to work diligently on improving the management and protection of this, as well as other species, in cooperation with the administrative units of protected areas and relevant institutions.
This activity was implemented within the project “Bear in Mind: Bringing environmental actions for biodiversity protection across borders”, which is financially supported by the European Union and the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media in Montenegro, within the IPA cross-border cooperation programme Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020.