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.
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The AWWIC (American Wind Wildlife Information Center) database is the most comprehensive database of post-construction fatality monitoring data from U.S. wind projects, incorporating both publicly available and contributed data. The 2nd Edition AWWIC Bat & Bird Technical Reports summarize bat and bird fatality data from wind energy facilities in the U.S. and provide guides for generating hypotheses about bat and bird collision risk at wind energy facilities.
On-Demand content for the virtual 13th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting is available now! Register now to get access to over 75 presentations on the latest wind-wildlife research, and to join live workshops, sessions, and panels December 1-4. Visit the WWRM website to view the meeting schedule and to learn more!
A study published as an AWWI Technical Report investigates whether bat activity and mortality at wind energy facilities correlate with regional weather data, and whether these data could optimize wind turbine curtailment strategies that reduce bat collision fatalities.
A new peer-reviewed publication from the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, “Bat Activity Rates Do Not Predict Bat Fatality Rates at Wind Energy Facilities,” is now available!