This medium-voltage power line was re-configured to make it safe for storks: the wire was moved to run beneath the nest, and the now wire-free insulator remained in place to support the nest structure. Photo: Mahmood Kolnegari.
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From fatal power lines to crucial lifelines: saving the white storks of Iran

/ 23rd May 2024

Soaring high above us, gliding on rising air thermals and covering vast distances during its annual migration, the majestic white stork is a captivating species. Often depicted in folklore as the bearer of newborn babies, it is much loved across its range in Europe, North Africa and Asia, featuring in tales and legends and even […]