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From Our Own Correspondent: The Count and the Corncrake

The Romanian nobleman saving rural species and traditions - from hand-scything to the corncrake.

A special essay from Transylvania, looking at how one Romanian nobleman is working to save rural species and tradition. This corner of the world still preserves some agricultural ways which have died out elsewhere in Europe - from bare-necked pedigree chickens to hand-scything the fields. It is a slower pace of life, but Count Tibor Kalnoky is passionate about preserving the environment, including some much-loved flower meadows and that charismatic bird the corncrake.

(Photo: A corncrake, Crex crex. Credit: Charlotte Smith)

6 minutes


  • Thu 3 Sep 2015 15:23GMT
  • Thu 3 Sep 2015 16:23GMT