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National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Murphy Joins AWWI Board

(August 1, 2016) The AWWI Board approved the nomination of Jim Murphy to serve on the AWWI Board of Directors for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), one of the nine national science and environmental organizations that are AWWI Partners. Jim Murphy is Senior Counsel with NWF and, in addition to his nonprofit management experience, brings......

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Leading Environmental Scientist and Economist Dr. Yohe Joins AWWI Board

(July 29, 2016) Dr. Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University and a world-renowned scientist and economist, has joined the AWWI Board of Directors as its new Advisory Scientist, following a vote of the AWWI Board at its July meeting. “We are delighted to welcome Gary Yohe,” said AWWI......

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Wind Turbine Impacts on Birds and Bats: 2016 Summary Now Available

(July 11, 2016) AWWI is pleased to release the 2016 update of Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions. This document presents current scientific knowledge about the impacts of wind turbines on birds and bats in North America and how to avoid and minimize these impacts.......

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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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Events

Oct
12
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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
Sat
The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 20 all-day
Oct
16
Sun
Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
Nov
15
Tue
AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Nov
29
Tue
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ Omni Interlocken Hotel
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).

Visit the meeting website for the latest details.

Mar
21
Tue
AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017
Mar 21 @ 3:52 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:52 pm
Sep
6
Wed
Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts @ Estoril Congress Centre
Sep 6 @ 3:51 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:51 pm

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