15th to 16th June will take place at the Agrokomplex Exhibition Center in Nitra and at the interesting localities in the area, a unique event called "Ekofestival", which will include a conference. The purpose of the event is to share the latest, scientifically and practice proven methods of modern nature conservation, to establish interdisciplinary (scientists, state and non-governmental conservationists) and international cooperation and, in particular, an attempt to unify the (perhaps unnecessarily) fragmented opinions of the conservation community in order to create and coordinate a common stream that will protect our nature even more effectively than before.
Raptor Protection of Slovakia has also been involved in the preparations of the festival.
Below you can find selected activities from the conference program to learn more about our work:
Friday, 15 June 2018:
9:30 to 12:00
Administrative procedures on salt marsh near the village Tvrdošovce (SPA Dolné Považie), visit of the salt marsh and adjacent poplar grove -historicalroost of Red-footed Falcon-with the demonstration of management measures (installation of booths, tree planting, protecting and supporting rookeries etc.). The natural excursion of workers of RPS, SNC and BROZ.
Practical conservation our raptors and owls:
18:00 – 18:20: Mgr. Lucia Deutschová (SK): Kings of the sky - when your job is your hobby - lecture on RPS. Raptor Protection in Slovakia in the past and today
18:20 – 18:40: Ing. Otakar Závalský, Bartošovice Rescue Station, Czech Nature Conservation Union -Nový Jičín (CZ) The golden eagle returns to the Czech Republic
18:40 – 19:00: Mgr. Tomáš Veselovský PhD., Jozef Chavko, Ing. Zuzana Guziová (SK):Monitoring Imperial Eagles in Slovakia lecture on the current population of the Imperial Eagle
19:00 – 19:20: Mgr. Roman Slobodník, PhD., Joseph Chavko (SK): Red - footed Falcon -a great return - lecture on the historical development and current population of Red-footed Falcon
19:20 – 19:40: RNDr. Marek Gális PhD., Ing. Ján Šmídt, Ing. Ervín Hapl, Mgr. Lucia Deutschová (SK) Birds vs. power lines - facts and solutions - LIFE Energy project
You can find more information in english language here.
The implementation of projects to deliver excellent results has been supported by the European Union under the LIFE Program and the energy companies ZSE, ZSD, VSE and VSD.
Photos from the festival: