LIFE ENERGY

Nature
Helping birds to avoid colliding with power lines
Coordinator
Raptor Protection of Slovakia
Country
Slovakia

Each year, millions of birds across the world are killed when they collide with or are electrocuted by power lines.  In the Slovak Republic, the LIFE ENERGY team helped many birds avoid such collisions. They identified the riskiest areas, before installing 8 600 bird flight diverters along 77 km of the most dangerous power lines. These diverters protect 700 birds from collisions every year. The team also planted 550 trees to enhance existing wind breaks, helping the birds to see power lines better. These trees have boosted biodiversity in the area and encouraged nesting and breeding. Around 2 600 injured birds were cared for, with half of them returned to the wild.

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