• Wildlife Society "Stork" (Poland)

  • TYTO, z.s. (Czech Republice)

  • Imperial Eagle Foundation (Hungary)

  • SAOLA – ochrana prírody (Slovakia)

International Conference: “Research and conservation of the Montagu’s Harrier in Europe”

21 November 2020 (online conference - zoom meeting)

The conference is one of the action in the project

"Visegrad partnership helps to protect endangered Montagu's Harrier"


Project supported by Visegrad Fund

More information about the project

How can you join to this conference (zoom meeting) as a listner?

1. Fill and send us the registration form. You must enter your email addres to which we will send you a link with a invitation to the zoom meeting.

2. You need to dowland and install the free zoom application on your computer or smartphome (from the website

3. Click on the invitation link and join the meeting.

4. You must have your camera and microphone turned on if you want us to see and hear you. As a listener, you will have the microphone muted. The microphone will be turned on during the discussion. Only then will you be able to ask a question.

5. In case of any technical problems, send a zoom chat message (or email: to Dominik Krupiński (meeting host).

Participation in the conference (zoom meeting) should be reported by 20/11/2020 by completing and sending the registration form (on-line)

Conference programme


10:45 - 11:00 Joining to the zoom meeting


11:00 - 11:10 Welcoming the participants - Karel Poprach

11:10 - 11:30 Population trend and protection of the Montagu's harrier in the Czech Republic - Karel Poprach (TYTO)

11:30 - 11:40 Implementation of the National Action Plan for Protection of the Montagu’s harrier - Dominik Krupiński (Wildlife Society “Stork”)

  • pdf NAP MH_2020_11_18.pdf - Implementation of the National Action Plan for Protection of the Montagu’s harrier - Dominik Krupiński (Wildlife Society “Stork”)

11:40 - 12:00 Active protection of the Montagu's harrier on the exemple of Kutno County in central Poland - Tomasz Przybyliński, Krzysztof Myśliwiec (Eagle Conservation Committe)

12:00 - 12:20 How to estimate key population parameters for the conservation? A case study of the Montagu’s harrier in Poland - Lechosław Kuczyński (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Population Ecology Lab, Faculty of Biology)

12:20 - 12:40 Montagu's Harriers breeding in crops and natural wetlands face different challenges - Paweł Mirski (University of Białystok, Faculty of Biology)

12:40-13:00 Break/Discussion

13:00 - 13:20 Specifics of Montagu's Harrier conservation in Slovakia - Michal Noga, Vladimír Nemček (SAOLA - conservation biology)

13:20 -13:40 Present the historical and current Hungarian distribution, breeding sites and habitat preference of the Montagu's Harrier - Zoltán Turny (MME BirdLife Hungary)

13:40 - 14:00 Nesting habitats, rate of nest clumping and breeding performance of Montagu`s harrier in Belarus - Dzmitry Vincheuski (APB-BirdLife Belarus, Hrodna)

14:00 - 14:40 Lunch break

14:40 - 15:00 Conservation measures and status of the Montagu’s Harriers in the Netherlands - Almut Schlaich (Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation)

15:00 - 15:20 The conservation of the Montagu's harrier in farming landscape: insights from the French volunteers' network - Alexandre Millon (Aix Marseille Université, Institut Méditerranéen Biodiversité & Ecologie)

15:20 - 15: 40 Montagu's Harriers and wind turbines: results from GPS-tracking in the Netherlands and new research opportunities 2020-2023 - Tonio Schaub (Engie Lab Crigen, Aix-Marseille University, University of Groningen and Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation)

15:40 - 16:00 Research and protection around the annual cycle - Almut Schlaich (Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation)

16:00 - 16:30 Discussion