“In the XIXth century there were stable populations in Banat, Crișana, the Transylvanian Plateau, the Wallachian Plain, Dobruja and in a few other places in Moldavia. However, according to the official records from 1988, there were only 48 bustards left in the whole country. Therefore, after 1990, the Great Bustard was considered extinct in Romania… After many decades of uncertainty, now we have the proof that the Great Bustard is indeed breeding in Romania.”
“Great Bustard nest found in Romania!” – ROHU-14 Nature Corner (Romania-Hungary Border area)
Photo: Ioan Matiu, Jr.