These practices are aimed at protecting Montagu’s harriers at an early stage of life to considerably increase the chances that the population of this species will grow. By taking these actions, Polenergia joined the efforts intended to ensure active protection of this bird in Poland, supported by the patronage of the Ministry of Climate and the General Directorate for Environmental Protection.
Leg-banded birds could be found in other countries. A bird from the 2014 brood built a nest in Germany, while the last-year nestling was located in the Czech Republic near Brno. Fencing off nests found in high cereals is the only chance to save the harriers. By such actions the Polenergia Group takes care for the biodiversity at its wind farm sites.
The company intends to extend the protection of the Montagu’s harrier to its other wind farms in operation, provided that ornithological monitoring is performed there and discovers any nests of this species. The aforementioned species does not come into conflict with operating turbines: ornithologists have never observed dead birds under them.