During June, waterbirds belonging to protected species were discovered dead on three occasions, due to collision with power lines inside the protected area of the Mesolonghi Lagoon National Park, western Greece.
A third nesting colony of the protected Dalmatian pelican in Bulgaria was formed during the current nesting period. It was noticed in June by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.
The Green Fund with its Board Decision No. 181.1/2020/27.05.2020 co-finances the LIFE18 ΝΑΤ/NL/000716 – “Pelican Way of LIFE” Project for year 2020 with the total amount of €12,000 for the implementation of the Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece actions.
17 pelicans died in a month near the Bourgas lakes as a result of collisions with power lines. The current study on the impact of high-voltage power lines is being carried out within the project “Pelican way of LIFE”.
Coordinated by Rewilding Europe, the “Pelican way of LIFE” project formally kicked off in Bucharest on November 20. Its pan-European, multi-partner efforts will hopefully boost populations of this important and iconic bird.