Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year

Canada Free Press
On 12 January 2012, at the First Scientific Congress on Wind Energy and Wildlife Conservation in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the Spanish Society of Ornithology (SEO/Birdlife) made public its estimate that, yearly, Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 birds claimed by the American wind industry, or the 400,000 birds a year estimated by the American Bird Conservancy for the whole United States, which has about twice as many turbines as Spain. Read article

1 thought on “Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year

  1. This news is not at all surprising. The only thing surprising, is the fact the wind companies are allowed to do their own avian impact assessments/studies.
    Even more surprising, is letting them do their own human impact studies(Literature reveiws) and setting of supposedly safe minimum setbacks and subsequent penning of Ontarios G.E.A.. Basically making Ontarios laws !
    Anyone with a brain (that hasn`t been greenwashed), can easily see through this totally illogical set of circumstances.
    Why is there such a huge uproar from the leftist wingnuts, about an oil pipeline environmental reveiw, and not even an environmental study for useless, harmful, environmentally catastrophic, IWTs? It`s totally illogical ! The pipeline brings major benifits through jobs(500,000),240Billion$ plus GDP, etc.,while IWTs are all bad news stories. Lost jobs,destroyed lives & provincial economy, etc.
    The list of negative impacts from IWTs, goes on & on, as most of you good folk know.

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