Do wind turbines kill birds?

In answer to the concern that wind turbines kill birds, studies show that birds are seldom bothered by wind turbines and in fact, the number of birds killed by wind turbines is negligible compared to the number that die as a result of other human activities.

Studies from the western part of Denmark, show that birds – by day and night – tend to change their flight route some 100 – 200 metres before the turbine and pass above the turbine at a safe distance.

Bird studies formed an integral part of the Environment Impact study done at the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm site. A 12 month pre-construction study was done, and another 12 month post-construction study will be done to assess impact.

Monday 17/02/2014

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Tuesday 18/02/2014

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Wednesday 19/02/2014

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Thursday 20/02/2014

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Friday 21/02/2014

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Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm and will play a key role as the management company during operations.