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Lithuanian Ornithological Society in 2009 together with its partners launched the EU's Financial Instrument for the Environment LIFE + project “Conservation of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Lithuania” (project No. LIFE07 NAT/LT/000531).
During the four years of the project implementation will be carry out detailed inventory of White Stork nests on the entire territory of Lithuania, prepared this information the GIS database and data analysis, prepare White Stork species action plan for Lithuania and prepared recommendations for the care, management and protection of nests also prepared methodology of iIdentification of most important sites for White Storks in Lithuania.
Concrete actions in this project will be aimed at the protection of White Stork nests – Erection of nesting platforms on overhead electricity line poles in Eastern and Western Lithuania and Erection of nesting platforms on roofs of buildings.
A very important component of the project will be comprised of various public awareness and information activities, like production and distribution of project leaflets, creation and maintenance of project website, development and maintenance of interactive on-line White Stork nest GIS-based website.