Posts tagged: migratory bats

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

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Wind Industry Plans Serious Changes to Protect Bats

Migratory bats, for some reason, have a lethal attraction to wind turbines. Now, they may get help via “feathering.” New industry guidelines, to be announced Thursday, aim to save tens of thousands of bats each year by idling turbines at low wind speeds during peak bat migration season. They could reduce by a third the […]

Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wind Industry Plans Serious Changes to Protect Bats

Germany’s Wind Energy Threatens Migratory Bats

Not all things that are called “green” serve the purpose of nature conservation. Currently, many wind turbines are erected in Germany in order to increase the production of renewable energy by 30 percent until 2020. These turbines kill bats and are in conflict with national and international nature conservation legislation and international treaties such as […]

Plan Protects Endangered Bats

Bat mortalities at wind farms are most often associated with migratory bat species. Vermont has three species of migratory bats and six species of cave-dwelling bats that hibernate each winter in local caves or mines. White-nose syndrome, the fungus that has caused up to 90 percent declines in some bat species in recent years, affects cave-dwelling […]