Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: A Global Perspective

Book Chapter

Title: Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: A Global Perspective
Publication Date:
January 01, 2016
Book Title: Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World
Chapter: 11
Pages: 295-323
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
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Arnett, E.; Baerwald, E.; Mathews, F.; Rodrigues, L.; Rodríguez-Durán, A.; Rydell, J.; Villegas-Patraca, R.; Voigt, C. (2016). Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: A Global Perspective. Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World (pp. 295-323). Springer International Publishing.
Abstract: 

Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources under development, and while representing a clean energy source, it is not environmentally neutral. Large numbers of bats are being killed at utility-scale wind energy facilities worldwide, raising concern about cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bat populations. We discuss our current state of knowledge on patterns of bat fatalities at wind facilities, estimates of fatalities, mitigation efforts, and policy and conservation implications. Given the magnitude and extent of fatalities of bats worldwide, the conservation implications of understanding and mitigating bat fatalities at wind energy facilities are critically important and should be proactive and based on science rather than being reactive and arbitrary.

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