28 Feb '17, 1am

Press on our recent Study: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

A new study from Bat Conversation International claims that wind turbines may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, the hoary bat. According to the nonprofit group’s study , published in Biological Conservation, the hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus, is the bat species most frequently killed by wind turbines in the U.S. and Canada. Although they’re currently widespread across the continent’s forests, an estimated 128,000 are killed each year, the group says. The group adds that its research is the first of its kind to reveal how these fatalities may directly cause dire impacts on a whole population and future of a bat species. “The hoary bat could be the next spotted owl. This species is headed for the emergency room if we don’t act now,” says Mike Daulton, executive director of Bat Conservation International. The study – which th...

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