New Interview Pascual López about power lines and raptors in Spain

13. April 2011

Spanish Imperial Eagles on corrected pylon

Spanish Imperial Eagles on corrected pylon
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A new and very important interview in now available:

Interview Pascual López about power lines and raptors in Spain

In this interview, raptor Researcher Pascual López talks about power lines and raptors in Spain.
Around the world, power lines have long been a serious problem for raptor conservation (and other large birds like Great Bustards or White Storks). Either the birds collide with the power lines or they get electrocuted on dangerous pylons.

In Spain the problem is affecting many raptor species, including the rare and endangered Spanish Imperial Eagle and Bonelli’s Eagle, both species loosing many birds to electrocution.

But much can be done if some money is available and there is the will of governments and companies to make the world a little better for raptors.

Pascual describes in detail the situation in Spain and how it affects raptors, especially the Spanish Imperial Eagle and the Bonelli’s Eagle. He also explains what pylons are the most dangerous one, what must be done to make those safe for raptors and what already has been and is currently beeing done in Spain.

Also have a look at Pascual’s website (link at bottom of the interview) to find many interesting publications about raptors.