AF4 – Power to the Birds

Birds using medium-voltage power distribution network poles to rest, monitor terrain or nest occasionally suffer electrocution. We seek ways to mitigate the issue through our cooperation with the national energy company.

  • 16.10.2019.

This project strives to mitigate the issue of bird electrocution on medium-voltage powerlines. In cooperation with the national energy company, HEP ODS d.o.o., we investigate where the problems occur and which birds are affected, and with that in mind, we propose areas and measures to prevent bird electrocution, such as burying powerlines or isolating individual network elements. We also advocate for higher standards in powerline planning and design and work on sharing experiences and best practices within the region to reduce bird electrocution on powerlines.

Name of the project: AF4 Energy – Power to the Birds

Project partners:
In the region, the project is being implemented, covering their national project areas, by the following organisations: Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (DZPPS), Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS), Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije (DOPPS), Macedonian Ecological Society (MES).

Project duration: March 2018 – June 2022

Total project value: EUR 34,804.53

Source of funding: EuroNatur and MAVA foundations