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.
In 2018, we recorded the nesting of many rare species. Thanks to the human help, 8 juveniles of the montagu's harrier were saved - it is a species that has a nest on the ground, often in cereals. We also enjoyed the successful return of the red-footed falcon, which is critically endangered in Slovakia. We confirmed the nesting of 17 pairs of our greatest predator – white tailed eagle, 31 pairs of saker falcons and more than 60 pairs of imperial eagle.
We also consider it very important that by December 2018 distribution companies installed 10 000 flight diverters (including 7,300 under the LIFE Energy project) on the power lines. They help in the risk sections to prevent the collisions. At present, more than 100 km of risky power lines in 13 SPAs are safe, so we save at least 600 birds a day at a social value of 1.5 million annually euro.
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.