Windmills Grind Bird Population to Death

India is home to 165 globally threatened bird species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list. Of these, 110 species have a strong population hold in our country, and any fluctuations will put the entire race under considerable threat.

A report by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) highlights the lesser-known danger of wind power projects to our avian inhabitants and recommends mitigation measures to curb and control the damage they might cause to sensitive ecosystems.

Collision, disturbance, displacement, change in migratory pattern and behaviour are some of the detrimental effects. In bats, collisions due to disorientation caused by ultrasound noise is prevalent.

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