Eagle Deaths & windfarming

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Subject: Eagle Deaths & windfarming
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 22:12:58 +1100
Well, one could take it the other way and say that if the only environmental issue was eagles, then Mt Lofty Ranges is an appropriate location for a wind farm, given that wedge-tailed eagles were quite rare there. As in if they are rare, then the chance of harming any is mimimal. If they were common there and not anywhere else, then it could be a problem of many being harmed. The species is quite common elsewhere, so adverse population impacts are minimal. Of course there are a whole lot of other factors to consider. Of course I feel bad at the thought of these birds being harmed in that way, just as much as those that are killed by cars and trucks, which is surely many more.
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Date: Friday, 7 November 2003 8:50
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Eagle Deaths & windfarming

Eagle deaths hit
OPPOSITION to a pro-
p o s e d wind f a r m a t
Yankalilla is growing after
the death of two eagles be-
lieved to have been struck by
wind turbines at Cape Jervis.
Origin Energy wants to
build its Kemmiss Hill
windfarm next t o t h e
Myponga Conservation
Park, which is home t o at
least three breeding pairs of
wedge-tailed eagles.
Local resident Helen
Shanahan said it was a
“totally inappropriate” lo-
cation for a wind farm given
that wedge-tailed eagles
were quite rare in the Mt
Lofty Ranges. The turbine
blades’ tips moved at 200 to
250km/h, she said.
The Environment Protec-
tion Authority has recog-
nised the potential for birds
t o strike wind turbines, while
Origin Energy spokeswoman
Yvette Reade said a bird
expert hired by the company
described Kemmiss Hill as a
“low impact” site.
Local Liberal MP Dean
Brown said he had “serious
concerns about a wind farm
immediately adjacent to a
conservation park.

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