GOLDEN EAGLES’ NUMBERS PLUMMET, NEW STUDIES REVEAL
“Wind farms are the main cause. The issuing of license to kill will accelerate the decline toward extinction.”
—Save the Eagles International
By Miriam Raftery/ East County Magazine Special Report / January 6, 2012
San Diego County’s 48 pairs of nesting golden eagles and even rarer bald eagles could be in peril if proposed industrial-scale wind farms are built. In a press release issued today, Save the Eagles International (STEI) issued a dire warning, providing detailed documentation proving that golden eagles and their nests are disappearing rapidly near wind farms across the U.S.
Although the studies focused on golden eagles, if no major action is taken, wind turbines’ razor-sharp blades will also threaten the existence of other species, STEI predicts.
The international group “solemnly warns the Western States that the biologically-blind policies will cause the extinction of the Golden Eagle, the California Condor, and other species of raptors.” Also at risk are species in Eastern and Central states, such as the Whooping Crane.
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