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Interim Guidelines to Avoid and Minimize Wildlife Impacts from Wind Turbines

Wind energy facilities can adversely impact wildlife, especially birds and bats, and their habitats. As more facilities with larger turbines are built, the cumulative effects of this rapidly growing industry may initiate or contribute to the decline of some wildlife populations. The potential harm to these populations from an additional source of mortality makes careful evaluation of proposed facilities essential. Due to local differences in wildlife concentration and movement patterns, habitats, area topography, facility design, and weather, each proposed development site is unique and requires detailed, individual evaluation.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-02 15:16:21
Description Wind energy facilities can adversely impact wildlife, especially birds and bats, and their habitats. As more facilities with larger turbines are built, the cumulative effects of this rapidly growing industry may initiate or contribute to the decline of some wildlife populations. The potential harm to these populations from an additional source of mortality makes careful evaluation of proposed facilities essential. Due to local differences in wildlife concentration and movement patterns, habitats, area topography, facility design, and weather, each proposed development site is unique and requires detailed, individual evaluation.
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Source United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Keyword Wind energy, Turbine blades, Wildlife, Birds, Bats
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-02 15:03:34
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-20 13:42:53
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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