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Bat mitigation framework for wind power development

Description

Wind energy projects must be appropriately sited and well planned to avoid or minimize bat mortalities. The sites chosen for wind power developments due to favourable local meteorological conditions also appear to coincide with bat migration corridors, with turbine heights and numbers playing a significant role in bat fatalities. High rates of bat mortalities are concerning as bats are relative long-lived with low reproductive output rates, and the majority of bats killed by turbines tend to be reproductive adults.

Tags
bats mortality turbines wind energy wind power windmills

Title and publication information

Type
Policy
Extent

8 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-04-29

Date Added

2016-03-18T16:40:11.121562

Date Modified

2013-06-19

Date Issued

2013-04-29

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

7530770

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks