Little Brown Bat (myotis lucifugus)Friday, April 12, 2019

1:00 – 2:30PM Eastern

Research Priorities to Address Bats and Wind Energy Issues

Presenter: Michael Schirmacher, Director, Wind Energy Program for Bat Conservation International



For the last 15 years, the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) has been developing tools and science-based solutions to reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines. At the most recent BWEC All Committee Science Meeting, representative stakeholders developed a list of research priorities for 2019 to 2021. This webinar provided a summary of the issues related to bats and wind energy, a brief history of the BWEC, and its current strategy to address bats and wind energy issues.

Learn more: Read the Proceedings from the 2018 BWEC All Committee Science Meeting, and read about BWEC in the most recent issue of Bat Conservation International’s Bats magazine.

Photo Credit: Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) By J.N. Stuart, Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0