Birds Before Wind Farm in Scotland

wind turbine and birdsPlans for the construction of a £500m onshore wind farm in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland have been rejected by Scottish ministers because of the significant adverse impact it would have on rare and endangered birds in the area. The wind farm, which would be one of Europe’s largest, had been objected to by nearly 11,000 islanders and has been in the middle of a controversy since 2005.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says the wind farm could wreak havoc on an environmentally sensitive area. The Golden Eagle is one of the protected bird species in the area.

Source: Endangered birds come first: Scottish ministers say no to huge wind farm on Lewis peatland

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