Because of the many dogs that run loose and swim in the park every day, there were no breeding birds around the waterbody. The study prior to the festival also showed that disturbance-sensitive species, such as birds of prey, woodpeckers and owls, did not breed in the shrublands next to the event location. Less sensitive species, such as small songbirds, were located so deep in the shrubs that they are protected by the plants.
Additional measures were taken prior to the festival, such as fences to prevent visitors from entering the vegetated areas. During the event, all previously encountered species appeared to be actively present in their territories. There was no noticeable change in behaviour.
Through a combination of research and various well-founded precautions, this edition of Awakenings went well for both people and wildlife.
The same ecological guidance methodology is applied to the other festivals. Preventative measures and camera research also reduce effects on species such as badgers and small mustelids.