ECO WIND PROJECTION
SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR WIND ENERGY

Safety for birds & technology is our intelligent future

OUR MISSION


To unite our knowledge and experience in the fields of conservation biology and GIS data analysis and available technical means in order to provide an assessment of a project’s potential and current impact on sensitive birds to wind turbines.
TO PROTECT BIRDS THROUGH RESULT-DRIVEN EXPERTISE FOR A SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WIND POWER INDUSTRY

There are around 280 000 wind turbines worldwide. They are mostly concentrated within developed countries with high energetic demands. Wind turbine generators (WTGs) are often constructed at locations with constant wind currents, which are also used by migratory birds. This interaction between technology and wildlife has a direct impact on the life-cycle of birds, since biannual migrations are constrained by seasonality.

By synchronizing our actions with a deep understanding about the morphology, ontogeny and behaviour about each high-risk bird species, we can restore a harmonious state of balance between green energy and nature. We propose a combination of all available information about sensitive bird species, a deep knowledge and understanding of bird ecology with the high tech innovations in communication and satellite tracking.


Video-Illustration of the methods we use:

Bird tracking.

Is there a barrier effect on birds in an wind farm area.

Red breasted geese Branta ruficollis in Bulgaria.


OUR GOAL IS TO CONNECT CONSERVATION OF BIRDS WITH WIND INDUSTRY BEST PRACTISES FOR IMPACT MITIGATION.

OUR SERVICES




BASIC

Planner or an operator of a WP and need a basic risk assessment of the park/project.

BASIC+

Seasonal and forecasted bird collision risk assessment for your project: migration, breeding, wintering.

COMFORT

Weekly bird collision risk assessment for your project in addition to a 10-day forecast. Daily evaluation of the risk of high-priority species entering the park.

CORPORATE

All the options listed above in addition to reports written in accordance with the guidelines and requirements issued by the European Commission and Bird Directive. Under request we can provide strategic concept for mitigation of negative impact of the wind farm in respect to birds and synchronized with all requirements

  • (The Birds Directive)
  • and the best practices

  • (Guidance document on wind energy developments and EU nature legislation)


  • OUR TEAM


    Our greatest strengths are the qualifications and expertise of our team. All members have more than 10 years of experience in bird collision risk evaluation and mitigation. The team consists of experts in the fields of bird ecology, ethology, conversation, compensation measures and risk management.

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    Prof. Dr Pavel Zehtindjiev

    Senior field ornithologist

    More than 25 years of research experience in ornithology. Author of more than 85 scientific publications in international journals with an impact on the scientific field of bird biology, ecology and ecosystem conservation. Member of the European Ornithological Union and many nature conservation organizations. Winner of the Revolutionary Discovery Award for the Ornithology of the American Ornithological Society for 2016 - The Cooper Ornithological Society. 10 years of experience in impact monitoring study of wind turbines in the study area.

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    Dr Viktor Vasilev

    Field ornithologist

    Senior researcher in the Faculty of Biology, University of Shumen. Member of BSPB and participant in several conservation projects in Bulgaria. Author of over 20 scientific publications in international journals. Member of BSPB.

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    Ivaylo Raykov

    Field ornithologist

    Museum of Natural History, Varna. Member of BSPB. Author of over 20 scientific publications in international journals. Ten years of experience in impact monitoring of wind turbines on birds.

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    Veselina Raykova

    Field ornithologist

    Natural History Museum of Varna. Member of BSPB. Author of more than 10 publications in international scientific journals. 10 years of experience in impact monitoring study of wind turbines in the study area.

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    Kiril Bedev

    Field ornithologist

    Researcher in Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Long term study on migrating birds and biodiversity of Burgas lakes. Author of three articles in Bulgarian Red Data Book. Over seven years of experience in impact monitoring of wind parks in Bulgaria. Member of Balkani NGO for conservation of birds and nature.

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    Yanko Yankov

    Field ornithologist

    Student in Biology, University of Shumen. Over seven years of experience in impact monitoring of birds in Wind Park projects in NE Bulgaria. Member of BSPB. 10 years of experience in impact monitoring study of wind turbines.

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    Boyan Michev

    Field ornithologist

    PhD student at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - BAS. He works in Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology department. Expert in the use of radars to study bird migration. Member of the European Migration Tracking Network through meteorological radars.

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    Nikolay Yordanov

    Site Administrator

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    Silvia Stancheva

    Senior sale manager

    Bachelor in Economics - company management. Master degree of Ecology and conservation of ecosystems - Expert in Ecoservices and SWOT analysis. Over twenty years experience in bank and financial operations and sales. Seven years work experience in EcoPraxis ltd. as financial director and sale manager.

    PROJECTS


    Our past successful projects:

    Projects
    Project "Kaliakra"

    Еarly warning system for bird protection in 33 Кaliakra

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    Projects
    AES Geo Energy


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    Projects
    Belgian Electrawinds commissions wind farm in Bulgaria
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    St. Nikola Wind Farm - Ornitolog

    More than 30 bird species, subject to bird conservation, fly over St. Nikola Wind Farm.

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    Global system for protection of birds in wind farm areas

    Summary of the reports and study results:

    Projects
    Summary of the reports

    by Pavel Zehtindjiev


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    Projects
    VIA PONTICA

    Myth and Reality for Birds and Wind Turbines in Bulgaria

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    Projects
    White Stork Migrations and Wind Turbines

    by Pavel Zehtinjiev

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    Projects
    Myth and Reality for Birds and Wind Turbines

    by Pavel Zehtinjiev

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