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1 ENG2 ENGOn Friday, April 22, Earth Day is commemorated and celebrated by people all around the world. This year's theme is: Invest in Our Planet. To mark the occasion, a number of events will be organized for the participants and we are glad to be part of it!

Find out more about the #EarthDay and how you can contribute here:

We look forward to seeing the visitors on Sunday, 24 April 2022 from 13:00-16:00 at the Nová Dedinka Campground, Slovakia where we will present our activities as part of the programme during the Earth Day weekend dedicated to the water and nature. The full programme is available here (in Slovak):

Check out some photos from the event as well as the picturesque Little Danube!

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E.1.2 Lecture SK 1 05 04 2022Our project is part of an exhibition that runs from 18.3.-12.6.2022 in the Central Slovak Museum in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Visitors can learn about birds and power lines topics as well as the main activities of the project through exhibits, accompanying texts, and an information board. On 5.4.2022, the scientific coordinator Marek Gális also informed the visitors through a presentation and a guided lecture about our project and activities.

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The swans are iconic species, known from various fairy tales and stories thanks to their elegance. They are also threatened by collisions with power lines due to their huge size and weight. Watch the short video made by the Raptor Protection of Slovakia about the species, threats, and monitoring that is being conducted under our project on transmission power lines in Slovakia with cooperation with project partner Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s. (SEPS) and find out more! :)

Initial recognition survey Romania power linesThe database was designed under action A1 (Elaborate monitoring scheme, develop database and training of participants) and contains all data gathered under actions C1 (Preventing collisions of birds with electric power lines) and C2 (Protecting birds against electrocution on distribution and railway power lines) during the recognition survey. The data are collected from partners and verified by project staff, especially the records of cadavers found and technical parameters of power lines. The database covers data from the recognition surveys: more than 13 500 poles/pylons of various voltage levels, almost 1500 found cadavers and includes more than 20 000 pictures taken during the field surveys.

Official logo of the Nationalpark Donau-auen in Austria Official logo of the Österreichische Bundesbahnen - Austrian railway company Official logo of the Slovak electricity transmission system, Plc. company Official logo of the Energy distributor for the Western Slovakia Official logo of the Raptor Protection of Slovakia Official logo of MAVIR - energy distribution company in Hungary Official logo of the HEP-Distribution system operator ltd. in Croatia Official logo of the HOPS  - Croatian Transmission System Operator company
Official logo of the Kopački Rit national park in Croatia Official logo of the Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia Official logo of the Elektrodistribucija Srbije Ltd. Belgrade (electricity distributor company in Serbia) Official logo of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds Official logo of the CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD - energy distribution company Official logo of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority - national park in Romania Official logo of the E-Distribuție Dobrogea - energy distribution company in Romania

LIFE Programme

The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. More info.

Natura 2000

The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project is part of nature conservation and biodiversity projects in Natura 2000. More info.

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

The LIFE Danube Free Sky project is co-financed by the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.

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