The Evros Delta and Dadia National Park Management Unit announced the death of a Eurasian black vulture (Aegypius monachus), a near-threatened species, after a collision with a wind turbine within a Natura 2000 protected area in the Filiouri Valley. The dead vulture, had been marked in 2018 as a chick and also carried a transmitter. According to Sylvia Zakkak, a biologist working at the Unit, the incident proves the inadequacy of automated collision prevention systems of wind farms. In addition, such systems may displace bird populations. What is certain is that the installation of wind turbines close to important bird areas is a bad idea.

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