WG Biodiversity

Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Biodiveristy + EUSDR PA2 Workshop on minimising the negative impacts of power lines on birds

29.05.2019 - 31.05.2019

Ostrava, Czech Republic

Expert workshop on Minimising the negative impacts of power lines on birds - 29 May 2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Electricity power grids are expanding rapidly, which can, however, have negative impacts on biodiversity. Birds are particularly concerned, as they are threatened by collisions and electrocutions. During the workshop, experts from different fields will be invited to discuss possible ways how to reconcile energy distribution with the protection of birds. The workshop will allow for deeper understanding of the issue, it will present several related projects implemented in different countries of the Danube/Carpathian region and it will also provide an opportunity to exchange experience and share examples of good and feasible practice, as well as of unsuitable solutions.

The workshop is addressed to representatives from energy companies, biodiversity experts, policy makers and other stakeholders from the Danube/Carpathian region.

The event will take place on 29 May 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It is organised by the Priority Area 2 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) together with the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, back to back to the 9th Meeting of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity.

On the workshop’s website below, you can find the invitation, preliminary agenda, logistic note as well as a study on Protecting birds from power lines focusing on countries of Danube/Carpathian region (to be published shortly), which has been commissioned to serve as a background document for the workshop. 

In order to confirm your participation at the workshop, please kindly register by 30 April through this online form below : 



9th meeting of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity (WG Biodiversity) - 30 – 31 May 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Following the mandate of the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP5), the upcoming WG Biodiversity meeting will be largely dedicated to discussions on large carnivore’s topic and related development of the International Action Plan the for the conservation and sustainable management for the Carpathian populations of large carnivores.

The WG Biodiversity meeting will also, among the other, discuss the relevant for the Carpathian region projects and related next steps, and the Carpathian Convention Contribution to the Post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. For more information, please see the draft meeting agenda.

Background documents supporting the meeting discussion will follow in due course.

Please find below the draft meeting agenda and the logistic note.

Participants of the WG Biodiversity are kindly requested to register through this online form below by 30 April 2019 at the latest.

Participants are kindly requested to make hotel reservation by themselves. The organizers agreed on a special rate for the WG Biodiversity meeting at the Mercure Ostrava Centre. If you would like to use this special offer, kindly fill in the form available below and send back to the hotel. 


HOTEL RESERVATION FORM – Mercure Ostrava Centre

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