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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.

Have you found a young owl or a falcon? By taking them away you can do more harm then to help them

Written by  Lucia Deutschová Friday, 22 June 2018 15:11

"May and June represent the biggest pressure for the rescue stations, the staff of the State Protection Nature of the SR and non-governmental organizations. Many inhabitants of towns and villages know what the procedure is for the nesting of young birds that are actually leaving the nest. For healthy and vital birds is the best option to put on the fence or tree, away from the road, out of reach of dogs and cats. "Parents" of birds are generally close and feed them. If a young falcon arrive on a balcony or parapet, it usually needs just short breake. The first days outside the nest are challenging for young birds - they learn to fly and almost exhaust, especially during hot days. Sometimes they really need to help. A good choice is to contact an expert who will advice on a particular case. The first response is a rare immediate "rescue" - taking the young off the place of finding and taking it to a rescue station or home. If young individuals are healthy, this procedure is incorrect and can hurt them rather than help them. No one can  better care about them better than an adult couple. In addition, for example, in the case of small birds, their rescue is difficult, and the chance of surviving is low, "says Lucia Deutschová from the Raptor Protection Slovakia.


Additional information:

  • You can find out more about the project LIFE13 NAT/SK/001272 ENERGIA on the web site www.lifeenergia.sk , eventually www.facebook.com/lifeenergia.sk.

  • Project is supported by European Union within a LIFE program. It contributes significantly to improvement of conditions for the criterial species of birds in Natura 2000 sites.