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Governments and NGOs review actions on power line threats to migratory birds via @BirdLife_News

Governments and NGOs review actions on power line threats to migratory birds via @BirdLife_News

Power line collisions and electrocutions cause 100s of 1000s of bird deaths (image: Jorge Lozano-SEO/BirdLife) Delegates at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), in Bergen, Norway are poised to adopt new guidelines on how to avoid birds being killed by power line collisions and electrocutions. The Guidelines on How to Avoid or Mitigate the Impact of Electricity Power Grids on Migratory Birds in the African-Eurasian Region are a set of concrete recommendations for governments, power companies and conservation organisations. They are based on a major study reviewing the impacts of electricity power grids on birds in the African-Eurasian region, and how best to minimise these. The review shows that in the African-Eurasian region alone, hundreds of thousands of birds die annually from electrocution...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/11/governments-and...

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