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Responses of Local Birds to the Offshore Wind Farms PAWP and OWEZ off the Dutch mainland coast

Leopold, M.F.; Bemmelen, van, R.S.A.; Zuur, A.F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: IMARES
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Offshore wind turbines are an alien element at sea, a “landscape” that is normally wide and open. Large, turning turbines might affect the local seabirds, that are dependent on the sea. One of the possible effects of offshore wind farms might be that the seabirds will be displaced from the sites, which would mean habitat destruction or at least habitat degradation for this group. All seabirds, being migratory, are protected under the EU Birds Directive. Yet, there are no studies into the question where wind farms should best be built (with respect to seabirds) or how they should be designed to minimize disturbance. This study compares the effects of two wind far...
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free text keywords: windmolens, windmolenpark, noordzee, fauna, zeevogels, nadelige gevolgen, Natuurbeheer (algemeen), Energie, Aves, windmills, wind farms, north sea, fauna, sea birds, adverse effects, Nature Management (General), Energy, Aves
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