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The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)


Picture of the flying Imperial Eagle - Aquila heliaca with the blue sky in the background


The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) has suffered a rapid decline in Europe in recent decades and is now very rare or extinct in many areas. It is known to be increasing only in Hungary, thanks to specific conservation programs. The population is stable but not increasing. The species is endangered especially by human activities. One of the main factors of mortality is electrocution, relevant especially for juveniles (Bagyura et al. 2002, Nagy & Demeter 2006, Karyakin et al. 2009). Proximity to nests of non-insulated medium-voltage poles poses a fatal risk for many young and inexperienced birds with lower ability to fly, as they try to take off or land on poles (APLIC 2006).

Read more about Imperial Eagle here.

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LIFE Programme

The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. More info.

Natura 2000

The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project is part of nature conservation and biodiversity projects in Natura 2000. More info.

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

The LIFE Danube Free Sky project is co-financed by the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.

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