Collision with wind generators

Photo: Christina Zografou

The construction of wind plants in territories with Egyptian vultures can also become a threat for the birds. Usually the best places for the wind parks are sites with constant wind currents. Vultures and other soaring birds use the currents to gather height without spending too much energy. The huge proportions of the wind generator fan, as well as their location at key sites for the vultures can lead to their subsequent death. Thus, this source of “green” energy in fact costs the lives of thousands of bats and birds. When looking for food the vultures can also enter the plants and find their death there.


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