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Calendar for 2018 – “At a junction of two worlds”

Calendar for 2018 – “At a junction of two worlds”

Lithuanian Ornithological Society published project calendar for 2018 –“At a junction of two worlds”. The new calendars have been distributed to project stakeholders and various institutions. Member of the Lithuanian Ornithological Society can get calendar at the LOD Secretariat or during the Annual meeting of LOD members.

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In autumn – monitoring effectiveness of protection measures

In autumn – monitoring effectiveness of protection measures

Autumn migration starts in August with the peak in September-October and continues until the end of November. In the meantime the project staff is monitoring effectiveness of the protection measures and in particular it applies to the high-voltage electricity lines. Ornithologists concentrate on the crossing points of the high voltage electricity lines and the most intensive birds migration routes based on the maps and yearly observations. Most of such sites were identified at the start of the project and consequently protection measures were installed on the lines with the highest risk for birds. During the project a few types of protection measures were used with the aim to decrease mortality rate of the migrating birds. Spiral markers and bird diverters increase visibility of the wires and these measures were applied on the high intensity routes, e.g. Nemunas river in Kaunas city (it is the biggest wintering site in Lithuania), fishponds and meadows close to Butinge (intensive migration route).

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Third Project Monitoring Committee meeting

Third Project Monitoring Committee meeting

The Third Project Monitoring Committee meeting took place on 15th of November 2017 in Vilnius with participation of project partners from the LOD and AB „Litgrid“ as well as representatives of the Ministry of Environment, State Service for Protected Areas and AB „Elektros skirstomieji tinklai“.

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In autumn – monitoring effectiveness of protection measures

In autumn – monitoring effectiveness of protection measures

Autumn migration starts in August with the peak in September-October and continues until the end of November. In the meantime the project staff is monitoring effectiveness of the protection measures and in particular it applies to the high-voltage electricity lines. Ornithologists concentrate on the crossing points of the high voltage electricity lines and the most intensive birds migration routes based on the maps and yearly observations. Most of such sites were identified at the start of the project and consequently protection measures were installed on the lines with the highest risk for birds. During the project a few types of protection measures were used with the aim to decrease mortality rate of the migrating birds. Spiral markers and bird diverters increase visibility of the wires and these measures were applied on the high intensity routes, e.g. Nemunas river in Kaunas city (it is the biggest wintering site in Lithuania), fishponds and meadows close to Butinge (intensive migration route). 

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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.