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.
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.
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.