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.
The installation of bird protecting diverters continued in the Western Slovakia (region of Záhorie) and Eastern Slovakia. Flight diverters were mounted on the power line section ID22 – Ždaňa. All the equipped sections are regularly checked via monitoring of efficiency of the flight diverters installation, as defined in D1 activity manual.
At the same time, the state of tree planting was checked in the area of Bodza and Lipové.
At the rehabilitation station in Rozhanovce (in department of The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy), a young saker falcon was released. The bird was found back in July and was given a second chance on Friday 25th of August, when it was released into the wild after a successful treatment of wing fracture.
Grass mowing continued on both locations with monitored populations of ground squirrels – Hrhov and Gemerská Hôrka.
Inspections of the nesting success of the saker falcon and the eastern imperial eagle continue by fledgelings checks and the results summaries.
Almost the whole month of August, the exhibition “I´m sitting on a line and I´m fine” took place in the largest room of Power Station in Piešťany, while in the side room there was an exhibition about the history of ornithology titled "Love in the Wings", curated by ornitologist Erich Kubic from Piešťany. Part of the exhibition in Piešťany was also an educational project for the public, called the Summer Bird Academy. On Saturday, August 26th, the exhibition has moved to the vestibule of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology at STU. STU has a total number of about 10,000 students.