Preventing raptor electrocutions in an urban environment

  • Published source details Dwyer J.F. & Mannan R. (2007) Preventing raptor electrocutions in an urban environment. Journal of Raptor Research, 41, 259-267.


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Insulate power pylons to prevent electrocution

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  1. Insulate power pylons to prevent electrocution

    A before-and-after study in 2003 in urban environments in Tucson, Arizona, USA (Dwyer & Mannan 2007), found that there were significantly fewer electrocutions following the insulation of potentially dangerous elements of power pylons (1.4 electrocutions/nest before insulation vs. 0.2 electrocutions/nest afterwards). Any differentially energised hardware components, closer than 60 cm apart, on half the power poles within 300 m of 58 Harris’s hawk Parabuteo unicinctus nests were insulated.


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