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.
The Wind Wildlife Research Fund is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for research projects beginning in 2020 that seek to advance understanding of the impacts of wind energy on wildlife and to develop solutions to avoid, minimize, or offset those impacts.
Western Meadowlark by Kathy and Sam, 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. This new report summarizes bird fatality data and sets the foundation for further studies of what bird species are at risk, and where and why they are at risk.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming a part of our daily lives, so it should come as no surprise that they’re being used to make wind energy safer for birds and bats. Read the final story in AWWI’s success story series on Flying Safe: Using Technology to Protect Wildlife
USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Bald and golden eagles face significant threats from human activity. While wind turbines cause relatively few eagle deaths, the wind industry, conservationists, and scientists are working together to minimize risk to eagles from wind turbines.