Trovati 2 documenti.
Trovati 2 documenti.
Abstract: In the middle of the Carpathian Basin, lying between the Tisza and the Danube, the landscape is like many other plain areas in Europe that were once shaped by rivers and winds. Today it bears traces of human activities; however, the Great Hungarian Plain is different from the others. It has a secret life where something interesting happens all the time. During the breeding season in the endless pastures, great male bustards hustle about and push each other around. The white salty lakes are like big international airports crowded with migrating birds in the spring and autumn. Groups of young eagles are clumsily hunting, while the strong winds build up to 30-40-meter high mounds that rabbits use as their habitat, turning them into Swiss cheeses. The short-eared owl spreads its wings to fly, while the rivers are covered with a blanket of may-beetles making it difficult for the bare eye to see the other side of the bank. The protagonist of the documentary is quite an odd creature. It once lived in this territory, but it was almost hunted to extinction and vanished from here for decades. This four-legged courageous predator fears no danger! The golden jackal learned to live an inconspicuous life by hiding in the shadows, but now the golden jackal has returned!
Abstract: In the Western access areas to Hungary life had speeded up - there are wind-mills, motorways, big cities and industrial parks all over the place. Yet, something is hiding between them. This is an enormous cone-shaped alluvial deposit with tiny villages, forests, and river branches. On one side of this region is today’s Szigetköz. Flowing out of the Alps and Carpathians the Danube River created this land delta unique in Europe. Arriving at the plain the river broke into wide branches where unparalleled fauna developed. These days the river cannot change its course as freely as it used to in the old days. The decisive change came about some twenty years ago with the diversion of the river and the building of the hydroelectric plant of Gabcikovo. Seeing the grip of the built in surroundings the question is obvious: can the fauna preserve its former abundance?