The Hubro is Back

Norwegian Owls – The Hubro is Back

Eurasian Eagle-Owl Norway

Specially made sticks like this one allow more Hubros to survive. They are hunting from power poles. (Photo: Jan Ove Gjershaug/ Norwegian Institute for Nature Research)

Good news for all Hubro fans: The population of the Eurasian eagle-owl in Norway, or Hubro in Norwegian, may be on the rise. Now, it might be removed from the Norwegian Red List of Threatened Species.

The reason is a project improving power poles where many Hubros got electric shock and died. This year, the Norwegian Government spends five million kroner (about 650.000 dollars) on the task. In Southern Norway only, 200 power poles will be improved.

The project has led to that the Hubro does not simultaneously come into contact with two of the wires, gets electric shock and dies.

Norway’s Largest Owl

Eurasian Eagle-Owl CloseEurasian Eagle-owl. (Photo: Adrian Pingstone/ Wikimedia Commons)

The Eagle-owl is the largest owl species in the Norwegian fauna. The night…

View original post 96 more words

Ahh, you found me. No clue why they stuck me ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE, but see that "Comment" box? Have at it!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s