Wind farms harm birds, affecting ecosystems: study

Electricity producing wind turbines at the Ngong Hills wind farm. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Research found that predatory raptor birds were four times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines were present.

  • They also disrupt migration patterns and cause above average death rates.

Wind farms act as a top "predator" in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday.

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