Wind farms are the ‘new apex predators’: Blades kill off 75% of buzzards, hawks and kites that live nearby, study shows
- Predatory bird numbers are four times higher in areas away from win turbines
- This is having a devastating ‘ripple effect’ across the food chain
- It means numbers of certain small animals are growing unchecked
PUBLISHED: 11:00 EST, 5 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:29 EST, 14 November 2018
Wind turbines are the world’s new ‘apex predators’, wiping out buzzards, hawks and other carnivorous birds at the top of the food chain, say scientists.
A study of wind farms in India found that predatory bird numbers drop by three quarters in areas around the turbines.
This is having a ‘ripple effect’ across the food chain, with small mammals and reptiles adjusting their behaviour as their natural predators disappear from the skies.
Birds and bats were assumed to be most vulnerable to the rise of the landscape-blotting machines.
See link for more information, a must read article explaining the multi faceted impact of turbine killing machines on the complex natural relationships and food chains, and habitat.