|Country||Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of|
|Date||18 Jan 2004|
Many bird species are recently using the man-made facilities (such as power line poles, houses' roofs, rubbish dumps etc.) for nesting or roosting or feeding. Some of these species are globally threatened (IUCN Red List) and they need some special attention. These are Lesser Kestrel and the Imperial Eagle as well as Black Vulture etc. Some less priority species as White Stork, several species of owls and others are also using human facilities for breeding or roosting. Isolation of the wires of danger power line poles will prevent the electrocution of the storks, eagles and vultures. The building of artificial nesting platforms will prevent the falling of the nests of the Imperial Eagles and the White Storks saving their young.
The preparation of nesting boxes under the houses' roofs will provide breeding places for the Lesser Kestrels some owls and is excellent education and raising conservation awareness tool. Also involvement and documents setting with some state and local institutions as the Electricity Company, the Municipalities and the Veterinary Service are planned. Education of the young involving them in conservation activities is planned too. The nests of the Imperial Eagles often are falling down when a storm exist. In many cases the Electric Company remove (destroy) the nests of Imperial Eagles and Storks from the electric poles, because they make electric system problems. As well as the birds crash the system with their excrements.
The rubbish dumps are providing easy accessible food for vultures, eagles, ravens, storks, corvids, foxes, jackals, wolves and others, but are also dangerous in the times of deratization, other poisoning contaminants placed there, or when the birds eat among the meat some metal or glass or plastic pieces.