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.
ZSD has implemented the ordering of the flight diverters, so soon the installation in the western Slovakia will begin. Installation in Eastern Slovakia continues.
On the side of the supplier, a proposal for the location of trees according to the species composition in the individual locations designated for planting trees was elaborated.
Installation of nests boxes continues.
An opportunity to sit down safely on power lines and experience how birds may feel in such a situation – that is exactly what this unique exhibition within the LIFE ENERGY project offers. It was ceremonially opened at the Ministry of Environment in Bratislava on the World Animal Day (4th October). László Sólymos, Slovak Minister of Environment seized the opportunity to try sitting on a power line, too.
The exposition uses its original way to show the consequences of using electricity for birds. Nowadays it seems impossible to imagine your life without electricity, although it has only been some 50 years since the electrification of all municipalities in Slovakia was completed in the second half of the 20th century. The space above the ground, which had previously belonged to birds only, suddenly went interfered with permanent barriers. Birds could not make it to adapt to this significant change. Each year, thousands of them die after the collision with powerlines. Including other factors, this has also contributed to the endangerment and even to the brink of extinction of several species.
Photo: Tomáš Hulík