‘Windfarm plan may damage the wildlife it should protect'
"We are seriously concerned about this proposal. The RSPB supports the development of renewable energy as necessary to combat climate change which threatens so much of our wildlife. But windfarms must be of the right scale and in the right places, not where they damage the very natural environment they are supposed to be protecting."
March 4, 2011
by Jane Candlish
in The Press and Journal
RSPB issues warning over 33-turbine development near Sutherland nature reserve
The RSPB is "seriously concerned" about a wind farm application close to Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve.
The RSPB is objecting to plans for a 31-turbine windfarm in Sutherland, claiming that the development will threaten birds and wildlife in the area.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) wants to build the windfarm at Strathy North, close to the RSPB's Forsinard Flows nature reserve.
The site is also bounded on three sides by the Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area, accolades which recognise the European importance of the area's... [continue via Web link]