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VIDEO: About the jackals in the camera area

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 28.12.2018 - 22:10

Video recorded by Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee

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Estonian text posted 26.12.2018


The closer to winter we are the more difficult it is for the cautious creatures to give up easily available mouthfuls



Jackal; Golden Jackal     Šaakal or harilik šaakal        Canis aureus

In what kind of landscape might our jackals thrive? A study has compared the habitats of jackals in Europe and in potential regions in the Baltic countries; we will briefly look at Estonia .

Second period of winter bird count begins today

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 25.12.2018 - 17:49

Information from EOÜwww.eoy.ee

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Estonian text posted 25.12.2018

In December the annual mainland winter bird count continues. The second counting period is from December 25th 2018 until January 7th 2019.

The birds should be counted in an area and a path of one’s own choice. The observer should know winter birds (up to 40 species) from their calls and exterior. For the counting an about 10 km long path should be selected which may pass through different landscapes.

Christmas hunting truce in our forests proclaimed on December 21st at 19.00 in Võrumaa at Timula lake

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 25.12.2018 - 17:43

EJS announces

Photo Arne Ader

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Estonian text posted 21.12.2018

Põdra rada

Elk tracks


Our hunters honour a hunting truce at Christmas for the 26th time.


Why is it important to have a hunting truce period?

·       hunters values this as a vital and deeply ethical part of hunting. The hunting truce does not originate from the law: it is an tradition agreed on by hunters. Several societries keep it for longer.

Why is the hunting truce important?


·       The hunting truce during the Christmas  holidays is important for nature as well as forhumans. It is an ideal time to reflect on the relations between yourself and nature and to take the time and discuss the most important events of the ending year.

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