Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The death last week of a vulture which was the subject of a reintroduction program in France is reviving the debate on the effects of these machines on biodiversity.

THE QUESTION – Last week, associations for the protection of nature deplored the death of Angèle, a bearded vulture, caught by the blades of a wind turbine in the Netherlands. This kind of accident is certainly not rare, but this vulture, it was: released in the Drôme a year ago and followed by GPS, it was part of a whole long and expensive program of reintroduction of this endangered species.

Wind power, a largely carbon-free energy, is one of the main pillars of the energy transition in France and abroad. A solution for the climate which is not without posing other problems, in particular for biodiversity. The argument: “wind turbines kill birdsIs frequently put forward by those who oppose their multiplication. But is it founded?

CHECKS – Last year, the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) and the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) published an in-depth synthesis of knowledge on the issue. It appears that

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