The Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)

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The Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) qualifies as globally endangered because it has undergone a very rapid population decline, particularly on the central Asian breeding grounds, owing to inadequately controlled capture for the falconry trade. The estimated total European population of the species is 450 pairs. Hungary and Slovakia hold 40% of it. Therefore conservation of the population in the Carpathian Basin was subject to several previous projects. Electrocution is known to be a primary agent of mortality for 7–10% of juvenile Saker Falcons (Kovács et al. 2014). Under the LIFE Danube Free Sky project, 20 nest boxes will be installed for The Saker Falocn to support the breeding opportunities. 

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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.

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