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.
Kay Wind Facility, Southern Power
Mexican Free-Tailed Bats Exiting Bracken Bat Cave By USFWS Headquarters, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0
AWWIC is the most comprehensive post-construction fatality database in the U.S., incorporating both public and confidential data. It is allowing us to analyze fatality data for different species across multiple sites and regions to better understand wind’s risks to wildlife. This first report summarizes bat fatality data and sets the foundation for understanding which species are at risk, where, and why.
As part of celebrating 10 years of collaboration, read success stories in wind and wildlife. These stories highlight the progress being made to solve wind-wildlife challenges, and the vision for the future for fully sustainable wind energy.