BIODIVERSITY & WIND FARMS IN IRELAND
This factsheet explores key aspects of this relationship, highlighting both challenges and opportunities for sustainable coexistence.
Wind Energy in Ireland:
Crucial for sustainability goals, wind energy in Ireland significantly reduces reliance on fossil fuels.
Biodiversity in Ireland:
Diverse ecosystems support a rich array of plant and animal species, vital for resilience and environmental health.
Impact of Wind Farms on Biodiversity:
Habitat Disruption: Wind farms may alter local habitats, impacting flora and fauna.
Collision Risks: Birds and bats face risks with turbine blades, especially in areas with high avian activity.
Habitat Restoration: Wind farm sites incorporate habitat restoration, enhancing biodiversity.
Green Corridors: Establishing green corridors around wind farms facilitates wildlife movement and migration.
Local Participation: Involving communities in planning fosters responsibility and addresses concerns.
Educational Programs: Raising awareness about biodiversity and wind energy’s role garners community support.