Dead finds

The core idea of the project is to use telemetry data to determine the habitat use of the target species and to quantify the main reasons for the mortality of raptor species in the EU. Measures are to be taken to combat the main man-made causes deaths, such as illegal persecution, particularly through poisoning, collisions with road and rail traffic, wind farms and power lines and pylons.

In order to achieve this, a standardized mortality protocol has been implemented, which makes it possible and more comparable to assess the causes of death of the tagged birds.

Mortality protocol (general description of the procedure)

Case form (to be completed if a dead bird is found)

Necropsy protocol (to be completed by the pathological laboratory)