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

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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 allowed for deeper understanding of the issue, presenting several related projects implemented in different countries of the Danube/Carpathian region. It will also provided also an opportunity to exchange experience and share examples of good and feasible practice, as well as of unsuitable solutions.

The workshop was attended by representatives from energy companies, biodiversity experts, policy makers and other stakeholders from the Danube/Carpathian region.

The event took palce on 29 May 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic and it was 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.

                                                                                                    

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 9th WG Biodiversity meeting was 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, among the other, discussed 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.

                                                                                                    

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