Wind energy is able to generate electricity without many of the environmental impacts (conventional and toxic air pollution and greenhouse gases, water use and pollution, and habitat destruction) associated with other energy sources. This can significantly benefit birds, bats, and many other plant and animal species. However, the direct and indirect local impacts of wind plants on birds and bats continue to be an issue. The populations of many bird and bat species are experiencing long‐term declines, due to the effects of a wide range of human activities, including energy production and consumption. These proceedings document current research on the impacts of wind energy development on wildlife and habitat and discuss the most effective ways to mitigate impacts.
Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII
Title: Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII
June 01, 2009
Conference Name: Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII
Conference Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Publisher: RESOLVE, Inc.
Schwartz, S. (2009). Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII. Paper Presented at the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.