Critically Endangered Eagles Killed by Industrial Wind Turbines
The beautiful photograph above is of a pair of nesting Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles. These magnificent birds mate for life and are in danger of extinction in their only breeding territory in the world.
Historically Eagles have been persecuted by shooting and trapping. Some species, like the White-tailed (Sea) Eagle were completely exterminated in places like the UK as well as the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed (Sea) Eagle in Australia. But, Heroic efforts have been undertaken to restore them.
Sadly, those efforts have met a head-on new method of extermination and one that is unintentional; Industrial wind turbines.
It is not just intentional shooting and trapping that is killing these awesome predators, it is habitat destruction, disturbance and collision with man made structures.
Many people are unaware of the Bald Eagle population in MA and thus do not know that they will be at risk to industrial wind turbines if placed in the Nantucket Sound. Please click on Here
Story on latest Wedge-tailed Eagle death to turbine blades HERE
Story HERE on Residents kill $50m wind plan to protect the endangered Wedge-tailed Eagles
For more information and documentation on the toll wind farms are taking on world wide Eagle populations and more please visit Mark Duchamp's incredibly informed site HERE