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 13th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting will take place December 1 – 4, 2020. The 2020 meeting will feature the latest research, lessons learned, and opportunities for collaboration for both onshore and offshore wind energy and wildlife. More information is coming soon!
A new report in Issues in Ecology authored by AWWI Director of Research and 12 other experts provides a peer-reviewed synthesis of current, accurate, and properly contextualized information about the benefits of wind energy, adverse wind-wildlife impacts, efforts to find solutions, and recommended focus for future research.
The Wind Wildlife Research Fund 2019 research projects are making great progress! Read about projects that are addressing important questions for turbine curtailment and bat conservation in the American Wind Energy Association’s recent blog post.
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.