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EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy Join a Vibrant AWWI

(June 9, 2016) AWWI is delighted to announce that EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy have joined AWWI for the remainder of 2016 as Friends, bringing the AWWI wind-wildlife partnership to yet another record level this year. With EverPower Wind Holdings and Xcel Energy’s decision to join, AWWI now includes 23 wind energy companies and......

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Predicting Eagles Collisions with Wind Turbines: The Science Just Got Better

(June 7, 2016) How can wildlife agencies, conservationists and wind energy developers predict the likelihood that an eagle will collide with a wind turbine?  A new scientific paper, sponsored by AWWI and undertaken by West, Inc., helps us answer that question by updating the model currently in use to predict such eagle “take.” “Accurately Predicting......

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AWWI Bat Issue Brief Now Available

(May 31, 2016) Essential information about bats and wind energy is now at your fingertips thanks to this new brief from AWWI. Learn about bat species that occur in the U.S. and Canada (including two species that feed on nectar, not insects); bat interactions with wind turbines (three species of migratory tree-roosting bats, which forage for insects......

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AWWI in the News: Partnering for Success

(May 12, 2016) North American Windpower, the wind energy trade publication, is running in its May issue an article by AWWI’s Abby Arnold. Abby’s article shows how the AWWI collaborative model has proven its worth in terms of process and results. The article also argues that the collaborative approach can provide the basis for the much......

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Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Call for Abstracts Now Available

(May 9, 2016) The siting and operation of wind energy continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. The science, policy, and technology of wind energy’s interactions with wildlife and wildlife habitats are also expanding at a rapid pace, including: the release of new rules, operational requirements, permit programs, and conservation guidance for......

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Momentum for Wind-Wildlife Builds: AWEA Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference

(April 11, 2016) In his keynote address to AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, March 22-23, AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan quantified the wildlife challenge facing the industry and energized the audience with his vision for successfully managing the challenge. AWWI’s interactive pre-conference forum on raptor and bat detection and deterrence technologies on March......

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Events

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WAFWA Summer Meeting
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
Sep
11
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AFWA Annual Meeting
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
Oct
12
Wed
NASBR Meeting
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day

The North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) is a society dedicated to the promotion and development of the scientific study of bats (Chiroptera) in all its branches, including conservation and public education. The society holds an annual meeting called the North American Symposium on Bat Research, usually in October, of professional bat researchers from throughout North America, with occasional attendees from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

 

Oct
15
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The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 20 all-day
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16
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Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
Nov
15
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AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
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Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ TBD
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ TBD

The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).

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Read about the 2014 meeting here.

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