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A Meeting for Securing High Bird Risk Element of the Power Supply Grid Was Held

A Meeting for Securing High Bird Risk Element of the Power Supply Grid Was Held

07.06.2017
On 1 and 2 June, the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project team in partnership with PS-SOUTH, part of EVN Group, organized a work meeting with experts from the Regional Inspectorates for Environment and Waters and National and Nature Parks Directorates in Stara Zagora. The topic of the work meeting was “Good examples for securing of bird risk elements from the power supply network – Partnership between Green Balkans and EVN Bulgaria Power Supply”.
 
The Manual for securing of risk elements of the power supply network, the results of the first national and third regional meetings on the subjects, the results of securing almost 200 powerline posts and grid in the NATURA 2000 Protected Areas – “Sakar”, “Krumovitsa” and “Byala Reka” were presented. The participants visited the PS-SOUTH training facility in Stara Zagora, where they were presented with the different kinds of powerline posts and the ways of their securing.
 
On the second day of the meeting, the participant visited the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module, when on the way they had the chance to see the secures powerline posts around Levka village, in Sakar, part of the actions of the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project.
 
The visit in Green Balkans’ Module ended with placing in the adaptation aviary the first 3 young Lesser Kestrels for this year. The chicks were hatched in the Wildlife Centre of the organization in Stara Zagora. They will spend their time in the aviary until they are ready to fly, after which they will leave their secured, temporary place, and will become a part of the reintroduction of the species in Bulgaria
  
For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev, Green Balkans, Project Manager
Lesser Kestrel Recovery, LIFE11 NAT/BG/360
Mobile: +359 885 609 289; Е-mail: ggradev@greenbalkans.org
 
The “Greater Chance for the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) in Bulgaria” project was awarded the Moto-Pfohe’s Donor Programme for Preserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria!