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New Tool Now Available for Eagle Conservation and Mitigation

(October 2, 2015) As part of the American Wind Wildlife Institute’s (AWWI) Eagle Initiative, AWWI has published a modeling tool that advances the science needed to facilitate wind energy development while conserving eagles. The model can also support broader eagle conservation efforts beyond wind energy. The new modeling tool has been published in the September......

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AWWI Releases Updated Summary of Research Results on Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife

(June 15, 2015) AWWI is pleased to release the 2015 update of Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions. Fatality rates from wind turbines do not appear likely to lead to population declines in most bird species, although as many species decline because of a host......

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2014 Biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Proceedings Available

(April 20, 2015) The latest in wind-wildlife research is now at your fingertips! AWWI is pleased to announce the release of the official 2014 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X Proceedings. These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of nearly 100 presenters on a wide array of wind-wildlife topics being addressed by industry, policy-makers, conservation groups, and......

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AWWI Hosts Tenth Internationally-Recognized Wind Wildlife Research Meeting

(December 18, 2014) Over 330 wind-wildlife stakeholders engaged with AWWI at the 10th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting to set the stage for wind-wildlife solutions in 2015 and beyond.  This year marks another success for the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, as more than 330 participants attended three and a half days of workshops, oral presentations, and poster......

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New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever of Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Media Contact: Lauren Flinn,, 202-448-8780 New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever of Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities  Cell Towers, Buildings, Other Threats Are Much Greater  Washington D.C. – A comprehensive peer-reviewed study released today provides the most detailed analysis to date of the impact of bird fatalities......

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New Resource: Issue Brief on Prairie Grouse and Wind Energy

Need a concise summary of the issues surrounding prairie-chicken, sage-grouse, and wind energy? Look no further than the latest AWWI Issue Brief, which focuses on the current status of prairie grouse species in the Great Plains region of the US. The Brief describes research (both ongoing and planned) and conservation strategies being employed to protect......

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WAFWA Summer Meeting
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
AFWA Annual Meeting
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
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.


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