Category Archives: bat conservation

Latest issue of The Wildlifer


Newsletter of The Wildlife Society available here.

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New AP article on prairie chickens and wind turbines


Here – should get a lot of people talking.

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Wildlife Policy News – August 2009


The Wildlife Society publishes Wildlife Policy News as a monthly newsletter. Check it out.

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Not part of Pickens’ Plan . . .


Apparently, the tanking economy means that we won’t be free of tankers any time soon. The ambitious “Pickens’ Plan” isn’t quite ready to live up to the bold vision of its founder. Hopefully one benefit of a slow-down in wind … Continue reading

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The Wildlifer – winter 2009 issue


Issue 348 | Winter 2009 Time to Weigh in on Wildlife Conservation Policy Following the 2008 general election there will likely be major changes coming in government policy. It’s extremely important for TWS staff, Sections, Chapters, and individual members to … Continue reading

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Birds, bats, and flying saucers? Those wind turbines are dangerous!


Imagine this. You’re a space creature from distant part of the galaxy, or perhaps even a distant galaxy. Your civilization is so advanced that you have mastered deep space travel, which is really time travel when you think about it. … Continue reading

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Too much, too many people, too much.


ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — It’s a 500-pound gorilla that Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, sees standing on the speaker’s dais at political rallies, debates and … Continue reading

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IUCN Red List – mammals at risk


In the latest of a series of timely BBC pieces, environment correspondent Richard Black reports here on the latest IUCN Red List report of threatened wildlife. Based on the findings in the report, 1,141 out of 5,487 mammals “are currently … Continue reading

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Reality check for wind power


Another interesting commentary here on the potential energy value from wind farms. This commentary is from E. Thomas McClanahan of the Kansas City Star. See especially the posted comments – they are illuminating.

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Turbines’ pressure drop too much for bats


It’s not just an awesome reggae track from Toots and the Maytals – “pressure drop” is also a fairly serious problem for bats around wind turbines, a new study suggests. Writing in the journal Current Biology, Erin Baerwald and colleagues … Continue reading

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