Wind Turbines Killing thousands of birds and bats

Where’s the outrage from the “save the planet” brigade?

Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.

By John Miner, The London Free Press

Wind turbines are killing bats, including ones on the endangered species list, at nearly double the rate set as acceptable by the Ontario government, the latest monitoring report indicates.bat-killed-by-wind-turbine-blades

Bats are being killed in Ontario at the rate of 18.5 per turbine, resulting in an estimated 42,656 bat fatalities in Ontario between May 1 and October 31, 2015, according to the report released by Bird Studies Canada, a bird conservation organization.

Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has set 10 bat deaths per turbine as the threshold at which the mortalities are considered significant and warrant action.

The bats being killed by turbines in Ontario include the little brown bat, tri-coloured bat, eastern small footed bat, and northern long-eared bat, all on the endangered species list.

The Birds Studies Canada report draws its information from a database that is a joint initiative of…

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One Comment on “Wind Turbines Killing thousands of birds and bats”

  1. chaamjamal says:

    how odd that the green movement owes its origins to Silent Spring and a deep concern for bird deaths by DDT.

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