A Groundbreaking Collaboration
We are a partnership of leaders in the wind industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and conservation organizations who collaborate on a shared mission:
To facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.
Enabling Sustainable Results
AWWI uses novel approaches to assess risk and reduce uncertainty. This informs permitting, siting, and operation to advance wind energy and improve conservation.
Technology makes it possible to minimize impacts to birds and bats. Collaborative research identifies priorities and informs best practices to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts.
Through outreach and collaboration, AWWI shares the latest research and helps partners implement wind-wildlife solutions.
Golden Eagle By ahisgett, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Tony Hisgett, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0
AWWI and collaborators developed a model that estimates the number of golden eagles that can be saved by removing roadkill to reduce eagle fatalities from vehicle collisions. The model is now available to use as a proposed compensatory mitigation method in Eagle Conservation Plans at wind energy facilities.