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World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 3 March to celebrate wild animals and plants. On this occasion, Thomas Schuh, an Ecologist from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) tells us more about how we protect wild birds from the dangers associated with rail infrastructure to keep the risks of injuries and collisions to a minimum.

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On 20 February 14:30 - 16:00 CET the Renewables Grid Initiative hosts a webinar dedicated to the themes of transition to a renewables-based energy system and the potential impact on birds. Part of the webinar will be presentations from our Scientific Coordinator Marek Gális and members of the Safe Lines for Birds LIFE project. Registration link is open: HERE.

Monitoring of railway lines in Austria is carried out with the help of a specially trained dog unit. Meet Stefan Knöpfer, Nature Conservation Dog Handler for BirdLife Austria, and find out more about this interesting activity!bThe activities in Austria are carried out in cooperation with project partners National Park Donau-Auen and Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

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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