Wind turbines to be installed in falcon territory on island of Skyros
The Ministry of Environment is set to approve a wind farm with 58 wind turbines in a pristine area of southern Skyros in the central Aegean.
However, the move has been met with the objections of the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency (NECCA).
The proposed project by the Aioliki South Skyros company concerns the construction of six wind farms with 58 wind turbines (150-180 meters high) on Mount Kochilas in southern Skyros.
The area belongs to the Monastery of Megisti Lavra. A large part of the area in question has been included in the Natura 2000 network because of the presence of important bird species, the main one being the Eleonora falcon.
The largest colony of this species in Greece is in the area.
The environmental impact assessment shows the effects on endangered species to be manageable if the proposed measures are implemented....
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