Eagles in the forest - Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) in Lithuanian Forests (LIFE09 NAT/LT/000235)

LIFE09 NAT/LT/000235

The main goal of the Eagles in the Forest project is to protect the nesting sites of at least 10% of Lithuania's lesser spotted eagle’s population (more than 200 pairs) from direct destruction and the indirect effects of timber harvesting. The project also aims to ensure the long-term favourable status of nesting habitats for the entire population through carrying out protection measures in line with the ecological needs of the species, drawing up an action plan and new planning schemes for all SPAs designated for the lesser spotted eagle in the country. Information on the nests and their protection requirements will be distributed to all relevant stakeholders to avoid the deliberate and unintentional destruction of nests during forestry operations. The project will also focus on raising awareness among the general public and target stakeholders of conservation issues.      

Coordinator: Foundation for Development of Nature Protection Projects

 

Partners: „Litagros prekyba“, UAB

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