News Digest Item
08 Mar 2017

“Up to 2.8 million birds die at power lines each year”


Between 1.5 and 2.8 million birds die each year in Germany from colliding with high-voltage overhead power lines, according to a report published by Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). “In light of the transmission grid expansion needed for the energy transition, the protection of birds must receive much higher attention in each individual project planned,” NABU says in a press release. The number of bird deaths from such collisions with power lines is likely to be higher than from electric shocks or collisions with wind turbines, says NABU.

Read the press release in German here and the report in German here.

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