In the end of March a team of the LIFE project “Land for LIFE” provided artificial nest and 500 oak trees for the Imperial Eagles in Natura 2000 areas “Sakar” and "Zapadna Strandzha".
The afforestation with more than 500 oak trees was carried out in three sites in protected areas of the Natura 2000 network - one site in "Zapadna Strandzha" and two in “Sakar” protected area. With the new saplings the trees planted from the beginning of the project until now are over 1500 in a total of 27 sites with a total area of 26.5 decares in protected areas of the Natura 2000 network.
The last planting of trees and the placement of an artificial nest took place at low for the season temperatures and strong wind. Photos and a short video of the afforestation see HERE.
The newly built artificial nest is in the region of "Zapadna Strandzha" on a high tree in a suitable for the Imperial Eagles habitat. Studies show that nearly 20% of all artificial nests become home for Imperial Eagles. This is one of the most effective measures to preserve the species, as the construction of a new nest is a difficult and energy-intensive task, especially for young pairs of Imperial Eagles. How the artificial nest was placed you can see HERE.
To date, 16 artificial nests for Imperial eagles have been installed in Natura 2000 areas. A total of 40 artificial nests will be installed in Natura 2000 zones “Sakar”, “Derventski vazvishenia”, “Zapadna Strandzha”, “Kamenski Bair” and “Adata – Tundzha”.