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In order to ensure birds' safety during their migration routes, the first batch – 640 bird flight diverters have been installed on the high-voltage transmission lines crossing the Danube in Hungary, Százhalombatta. What challenges needed to be overcome and what technology was used for the installation of flight diverters over the Danube? Check out the short video made by our project partner MAVIR - Az energia irányítója and find out more! :)


Awareness-raising is an important part of our project. Notice boards installed in all project countries within the project area will inform the general public, local citizens, and passers-by about our project, its main activities, and goals. So far the notice boards have been installed in

  • Bulgaria (Nikopol, Bulgarene, Kozloduy)
  • Croatia (Kopački Rit Nature Park (Mali Sakadaš, Kopačevo), Castle Complex Tikveš (Lug))
  • Hungary (Győr, Szigetcsép)
  • Romania (Murighiol Information Center, Crisan Information Center)
  • Serbia (IBA Deliblatska peščara, IBA Koviljsko-petrovaradinski rit, IBA Gornje Podunavlje)
  • Slovakia (Čunovo - Bratislava, Klížska Nemá; SEV Dropie (Zemianska Olča)

Find the locations of the notice boards on the map below. English version of the notice board can be found: HERE.



Happy New Year 2022 - picture with Common KestrelWith 2021 coming to the end, it is time for a little sum-up of the achievements we were able to accomplish with our common effort so far :)?

  • 82 field assistants trained
  • 1500 km of power lines searched
  • more than 1500 cadavers found
  • 230 maps prepared for the baseline surveys
  • 6 transmitters installed on saker falcons
  • more than 10ha of land transformation to the pastures with first results in increasing species spotted within the area
  • 15 notice boards have been installed so far
  • successful presentation of the project in media (191 tracked media appearances)
  • and at 14 networking events
We are looking forward to the next challenges in 2022 while we will continue with our work to create a free sky over the Danube for our precious birds.

The 12th MAVIR Bird Conservation Conference was organized by our project partner MAVIR in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (AM), the Herman Ottó Institute (HOI), BirdLife Hungary (MME), and LIFE Danube Free Sky project. The Conference took place on the 25th of November 2021 and was held online due to the worsening pandemic situation at the time being. More than 130 experts from various countries and organizations attended the conference. 13 interesting presentations within the theme birds' conservation and power lines were presented at the conference and representatives of the organizations that are part of our project (MAVIR, RPS, DDBRA, HEP, BSPB, BPSSS, CEZ) held together 7 presentations describing their activities, experiences, and successes within this field. You can find the presentation at this link: HERE (scroll down for the English part). The initial plan was to organize the Conference in Tata city, Hungary, where the Tata Wild Goose Festival was ongoing and participants would be able to watch the thousands of geese on the Tata Lake. Unfortunately, the event was organized only online at the end, but you can still check out a bit of the atmosphere from the area through the video created by the project partner MAVIR - see below :)

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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