An international disgrace. Where are RSPCA, PETA, WWF et al ??
Shame on you for placing “global warming” ideology over the protection of the very things you claim to protect!
Wind farm turbines take toll on birds of prey
22 September 2014
EAGLES, falcons and other raptors make up to a third of the estimated 1500 birds killed each year at Australia’s biggest wind farm.
The finding of an independent report for Macarthur Wind Farm operator AGL follows 12 monthly searches of 48 turbines at the 140-turbine operation in Victoria that found 576 bird carcasses.
After adjusting for birds eaten by scavengers between searches and the total 140 turbines, Australian Ecological Research Services estimated each turbine killed about 10 birds a year.
The analysis said this would include 500 raptors a year.
AGL has confirmed that 64 bird fatalities were found during the official searches and an additional 10 carcasses were found near turbines by maintenance personnel, landowners or ecologists when not undertaking scheduled carcass searches.
The total included eight brown…
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Cue the outrage from green and wildlife groups!
Oh no, that’s right…it’s more important to scar pristine landscapes with industrial wind turbines, producing inefficient, expensive, costly, weather dependent power whilst slaughtering rare eagles, migrating birds and bats in order to “SAVE THE PLANET”!
What planet are we living on?
Insanity of a titanic scale and outright hypocrisy.
Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds
28 September 2016
EST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.
Using DNA from tissue and stable isotopes from the feathers of golden eagle carcasses, researchers from Purdue University and the U.S. Geological Survey found that golden eagles killed at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in northern California can come from hundreds of miles away.
Golden eagles are a species of conservation concern, so understanding population-level differences and how individuals interact with turbines is key to meeting a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service target of no…
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