Raptor Electrocution

 

Bird electrocution is a core concern for raptor conservation.

 

Electrocution is a threat to both resident and migratory raptor populations as raptors may perch on electric powerlines to gain a vantage point for hunting or for roosting at night. 

 

Unsafe powerlines are the predominant cause of raptor electrocution. To combat this threat, IAF has put together a website to prevent birdelectrocution and improve electrical infrastructure.  

 

See further information here:

https://birdelectrocution.org/avian-electrocution/causes-power-lines/

 

Preventing Raptor Electrocutio

 

The diagram above shows how eletrical powerlines may be made safer for birds to prevent their electrocution.