The MAVA Foundation is funding Safe Flyways Energy Infrastructure — a collaborative project aiming to minimise the danger of electrocution and collision in the Meditteranean.
The Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (Vulture MsAP), co-developed by the VCF and endorsed by the Convention for Migratory Species, concluded that electricity infrastructure, particularly electrocution and collision, are a serious but under-estimated threat to vultures. Pylons and cables without adequate isolation or markers are just one of the many threats that various bird species face daily. Unfortunately, vultures and other birds are not always able to see the wires or wind turbines in front of them, which causes collisions. When flying or landing on dangerous pylons, birds often touch the wires and die as a result of an electric shock. These incidents, as with most human-caused mortalities, are known to contribute to declines in populations of protected bird species, including vultures, so it is important to reduce and eliminate any potential threats.