As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Sudan's 'killer power line' is disconnected

February 2014: The notorious power line from Port Sudan to the Red Sea coast, which is reported to have electrocuted hundreds, if not thousands, of migrating Endangered Egyptian vultures since its construction in the 1950s, has been disconnected. The most recent survey found, during the month of September, the carcasses of 17 Egyptian vultures along the power line.

This decisive action by the Sudanese government and power company officials follows years of work by BSPB (BirdLife in Bulgaria), and BirdLife’s UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project and its local NGO partner, the Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS).

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