European Stork Village 2015 - Taraš , Serbia
Taraš lies in the Serbian region of Banat in the heart of the province of Vojvodina. The meadows and pastures in areas subject to flooding along the river Tisa provide the white storks with a rich supply of food. It is not without reason that the number of white storks breeding in Taraš is the highest in the whole country. The village is taking action to ensure that the storks will be provided with optimal living conditions in the future too. The association Taraš Storks has taken on the task of protecting the white storks and their environment, raising environmental awareness and promoting environmental education in society (particularly for children and young people too), and are campaigning for sustainable ecotourism in the countryside.
Nests on: breeding platforms, electricity poles
Stork festival: In June, Taraš Stork Days; in August a village festival to mark the storks' departure. Both every year since 2014
Support measures: environmental education, nest bases as an alternative to nests on electricity poles.