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Arnett, E. B., Baerwald, E. F., Mathews, F., Rodrigues, L., Rodríguez-Durán, A., & Rydell, J., et al. (2016). Impacts of wind energy development on bats: A global perspective. In C. C. Voigt & T. Kingston (Eds), Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World (pp. 295–323). Cham: Springer International Publishing. 
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Resource type: Book Article
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_11
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-319-25220-9
BibTeX citation key: Arnett2016
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ultrasound
Creators: Arnett, Baerwald, Kingston, Mathews, Rodrigues, Rodríguez-Durán, Rydell, Villegas-Patraca, Voigt
Publisher: Springer International Publishing (Cham)
Collection: Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World
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Abstract
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.
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