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New IZW publication on bat protection in wind farm projects available for download free of charge

In Germany, wind parks cause a high number of casualties in bats, which can potentially lead to endangering the protected bat species.

Effective bat protection is, therefore, necessary for the implementation of an ecologically sustainable energy transition that considers the goals of both climate and biodiversity protection.

The book "Evidence-based Bat Protection in Wind Energy Projects" published by Christian Voigt (Head of Department for Evolutionary Ecology at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Leibniz-IZW) summarizes the scientific knowledge on this topic, presents new results and opens up perspectives for possible solutions for this green-green conflict. The book was published by the “Springer Spektrum” and is primarily aimed at the stakeholders involved in species and climate protection. It has been published "open access" and is entirely and free of charge available for download at: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-61454-9.

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