Draft Guidance Would Further Curb Number of Bats Wind Farms Can Kill

Several million dollars have been spent over the past few years on research, habitat restoration, and land acquisition to mitigate the unexpectedly high number of endangered Hawaiian hoary bats being killed by wind farms across the state.

Last month at the University of Hawai‘i, results from that research were presented in a two-day workshop hosted by the state Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC), which advises the Board of Land and Natural Resources on proposed Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) and Incidental Take Licenses required for projects that threaten protected native species.

The results of . . .

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