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.
Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s. as a partner of the LIFE Energy project, recently completed the selection of the flight diverters elements. These will be placed at risk sections of the proposed power lines, which are the most risky in terms of collisions of birds. Among the elements that are involved in the tender, two were selected. After the installation of the elements we will control, how birds react and if the elements are sufficiently effective and avoid collisions. We will compare the efficiency of spiral called "Swan Flight Diverter" and reflective elements "Firefly."
Testing of the different elements will allow us to identify the most effective one for preventing bird collisions in different conditions. As a result, we will be able in the future to use only the most effective elements, and our results will be useful both for other territories in Slovakia and of course also abroad.