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How successful was the Kestrels’ breeding season in 2018?

How successful was the Kestrels’ breeding season in 2018?

Finally all nesting boxes for the Common Kestrels were erected on the high voltage electricity pylons across the country. The ornithologists from the Lithuanian Ornithological Society have checked all nesting boxes before the start of the breading season. It can be stated, that a new record has been achieved as out of 487 checked nesting boxes 100 were occupied by birds. The Kestrels successfully breed and raised new generation in 87 nesting boxes, which makes 17,9 % out of all erected nests.

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BirdLife representatives visited project territory near Kretuonas lake

BirdLife representatives visited project territory near Kretuonas lake

Representatives from the Birdlife International, Europe and Central Asia office, visited Lithuania on 24-26 July, 2018. Since 1994, the Lithuanian Ornithological Society is representing Birdlife International as the associated partner, actively contributing to the various initiatives and policy work of the Birdlife. Head of the Policy division Ariel Brunner and Board member and director of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society Gergo Halmos together with the director of the LOD Liutauras Raudonikis visited several territories, where the practical conservation works were performed by the initiative of the  LOD.

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The project has been prolonged until end of the year

The project has been prolonged until end of the year

The European Commission has approved the prolongation of the project “Installation of the bird protection measures on the high voltage electricity transmission grid in Lithuania” No. LIFE13 BIO/LT/001303. The project, which is implemented by the Lithuanian Ornithological Society in cooperation with the electricity transmission operator AB „Litgrid“, was prolonged by 5 months, until the end of 2018.

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International seminar “Birds‘ protection practices on electricity grids” in Vilnius

International seminar “Birds‘ protection practices on electricity grids” in Vilnius

Lithuanian Ornithological Society in cooperation with the LITGRID AB, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, organised international seminar “Birds’ protection practices on electricity grids”, which was held on 28-29 June, 2018, in Vilnius. The main aim of the event was to invite relevant stakeholders (representatives of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and its subordinated institutions, electricity grid operators from different countries, producers of the bird protection measures for electrogrids, etc.), birds’ experts, scientists, representatives of national and international green route NGOs, to share experience of different countries, discuss the problems and achieved project results, conclude best known practices, which are the most effective for the reduction of the birds’ mortality on electricity grid. Participants from Portugal, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Belarus and other countries shared their experience with the Lithuanian colleagues. This seminar was one of the final activities, organised in the frame of the EU LIFE+ project “Installation of the bird protection measures on the high voltage electricity transmission grid in Lithuania” (No. LIFE13 BIO/LT/001303). The project is coming to the end this year, therefore it was a great opportunity to share the findings and experience, gained in Lithuania, with the international audience.

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Lithuanian Ornithological Society was invited to National TV show “Laba diena Lietuva”

Lithuanian Ornithological Society was invited to National TV show “Laba diena Lietuva”

One of the most popular TV day show in Lithuania invited Lithuanian Ornithological Society to share the outcomes of the LIFE project “Installation of the bird protection measures on the high voltage electricity transmission grid in Lithuania” to the general public – one of the key project’s activity, devoted to the improvement of the Common Kestrel’s population in Lithuania, was presented to the audience.

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Projektą „Paukščių apsaugos priemonių įdiegimas Lietuvos aukštos įtampos elektros energijos perdavimo tinkluose“ (LIFE13 BIO/LT/001303) finansuoja Europos Sąjungos aplinkos finansinis mechanizmas „LIFE+“, LR Aplinkos ministerija ir projekto partneriai. Projekto pradžia – 2014 m. birželis, planuojama pabaiga – 2018 m. liepa.