Bat mortality due to collision with wind turbines in Kutch District, Gujarat, India

Journal Article

Title: Bat mortality due to collision with wind turbines in Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Publication Date:
September 26, 2013
Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa
Volume: 5
Issue: 13
Pages: 4822-4824
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Kumar, S.; Samsoor-Ali, A.; Arun, P. (2013). Bat mortality due to collision with wind turbines in Kutch District, Gujarat, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(13), 4822-4824.
Abstract: 

Globally, India is at fifth position in wind power generation with an installed capacity of 14550 MW. Based onrecent reports from certain parts of the world there is also a growing concern on the environmental impact of wind turbines on bats and birds in other places too. In the Indian context the impact of wind farms on birds and bats are less studied with very little scientific literature available on the subject. Since September 2011, we have been conducting research on birds and bats mortality in wind farms of Kutch District, Gujarat, India. During the study period two carcasses of the Greater Mouse-tailed Bat Rhinopoma microphyllum were recorded due to collision with wind turbines.

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