Impacts of wind energy development on bats: A global perspective

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Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources under development, and while representing a clean energy source, it is not environmentally neutral. Large numbers of bats are being killed at utility-scale wind energy facilities worldwide, raising concern about cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bat populations. We discuss our current state of knowledge on patterns of bat fatalities at wind facilities, estimates of fatalities, mitigation efforts, and policy and conservation implications. Given the magnitude and extent of fatalities of bats worldwide, the conservation implications of understanding and mitigating bat fatalities at wind energy facilities are critically important and should be proactive and based on science rather than being reactive and arbitrary.


  • Edward B. Arnett
  • Erin F. Baerwald
  • Fiona Mathews
  • Luisa Rodrigues
  • Armando Rodríguez-Durán
  • Jens Rydell
  • Rafael Villegas-Patraca
  • Christian C. Voigt
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Exeter
  • Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests
  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Calgary
  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
  • Unidad de Servicios Profesionales Altamente Especializados (USPAE)

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekologi
Titel på värdpublikationBats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World
FörlagSpringer International Publishing
Antal sidor29
ISBN (elektroniskt)9783319252209
ISBN (tryckt)9783319252186
StatusPublished - 2015 jan 1
Peer review utfördJa