Primer reporte de mortalidad de murciélagos en granjas eólicas en Chile

Translated title of the contribution: First report on bat mortalities on wind farms in Chile

Luis E. Escobar, César Juarez, Gonzalo Medina-Vogel, Carlos M. Gonzalez

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Abstract

In Latin America there is a lack of scientifi c reports of bat mortality caused by wind farms operation. We report for the first time, clear evidence of bat mortalities from wind farms in Chile. We generated an ecological niche model of the affected species, Tadarida brasiliensis, to explore areas of potential species distribution overlapping with areas with distribution of wind farms in Chile. We found that T. brasiliensis potential distribution overlaps with the current and future distribution of wind farms in Chile. Rapid developments are currently being made within the wind energy industry in Chile. Future research should quantify the impact patterns of wind farms on wildlife, explore mitigation methods, and determine the areas with high biodiversity vulnerability in Chile.

Translated title of the contributionFirst report on bat mortalities on wind farms in Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalGayana
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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