Three years ago, the Őrségi National Park launched a kestrel conservation program to help Vas county’s raptor population coping with the loss of their natural habitat. FALCO Zrt., as a supporter of the initiative, is pleased to see that several of the ten nests it donated have already become homes.
This year, the National Park has again came up with an up-to-date map of the breedings, with orange boxes marking those in which the birds have nestled - 63 of the 103 original nests have found a permanent resident, a number that increases with every breeding season!
A diverse wildlife indicates a healthy biosphere! One of our smallest birds of prey, the common kestrel is a natural enemy of agricultural pests and so is a feathered ally of farmers, was voted by the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society as "Bird of the Year" in 1992.