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IMG 9744From April 25 to 27, we presented the LIFE Danube Free Sky project at the 4th Adriatic Flyway Conference held in Zadar. The conference was attended by more than 70 participants from 13 countries. The lectures were related to the topic of illegal killing of birds, fatalities caused by electrocution and collision with power lines, and poisoning. As part of the conference, we also visited the island of Pag, where the ornithological reserve Veliko and Malo Blato is located, and the Pag Salina - valuable habitats for many species of birds that inhabit or use them as stops during migrations.

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Migration birds flyingWorld Migratory Bird Day major events are held on the Second Saturday in May and in October each year. With the approaching May date, the lecture about the bird migration, its wonders, and interesting facts will be held by ornithologist Roman Slobodník from Raptor Protection of Slovakia in the University Library in Bratislava on the 11th of May. Find out more info here, or click on the Read More button. To find out more about the WMBD go to

LIFEis30 badgeThe LIFE programme is the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It has been running since 1992 and has co-financed more than 5,500 projects across the EU and countries outside the EU. This year the LIFE turns 30. On this occasion, we will take part in Europe Day on 9 May in Bratislava, Old Market Hall, where we will present the LIFE Danube Free Sky together with other LIFE projects to the visitors. The event is organized by the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, the European Parliament Office, and the European Investment Bank and will run from 9:00 to 17:00. The full program can be found here: 

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Sokol raroh Jozef ChavkoLast year 6 saker falcons were tagged with the satellite transmitters to identify the dangerous utility poles/lines located in the home range of breeding pairs and priority habitats in Slovakia. The main finding of the present study is the fact that none of the monitored individuals survived the dispersal period. At least half of them died due to human activity (electrocution, hunting), which is probably unbearable in the long term for wild populations of most animal species. This shows the need to start eliminating all types of artificial traps (e.g., electrocution, hunting, poisoning, etc.) without delay, thus helping to prevent the decline of populations of many species in the shorter or longer time horizon. Read the full article to find out more

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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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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