Project LIFE Energy as implemented in thirteen SPAs (Special Protection Areas) in the period of 1st September 2014 - 31st December 2019 and was aimed at protecting the ten priority bird species. Project pages are currently updated only on an occasional basis.
In order to protect birds from collisions into electrical power lines and preventing collisions we organise specialized monitoring. Research has been carried out on nearly eight thousand overhead electrical lines type 22kV and 110kV, in order to identify the most dangerous sections from a collisions point of view. Thereafter, ecologisation of these sections will be done through the installation of bird flight diverters. We expect that within a range of about 80km, birds will be protected against collisions due to monitoring. It is important that through the monitoring, high risk power lines will be identified. Targeted, systematic monitoring ensures effective use of funds for ecologisation and conservation of birds. Energy companies will provide financial contribution for the purpose of co-financing the project.
In addition, at least 500 trees will be planted for the purpose of revitalizing the existing wind breaks, or creating new ones, since such vegetation can increase the visibility of electric lines for birds and limit such collisions. Environmental aspect convenient vegetation follows that the closer the vegetation is situated to the potentially risky power lines, the greater the chance that the birds over flight not only vegetation, but also power lines in neighborhood. Trees will be planted corresponding to species composition and conditions of the local environment.
The creation of the conception of solving the problem of dangerous power lines vs. birds will be in cooperation with Slovak Energy companies, Nature Conservancy organisations and the Ministry of Environment. They will be supporting the project and will contribute to the goal.
The results achieved during the project period are presented under this link.