Proposed Lake Ontario wind farm said to threaten wildlife
Members of Nature Canada worry that birds and bats will collide with turbine blades. They are also concerned that the development will fragment the unique wildlife habitat, threatening many endangered species such as the Whip-poor-will, Henslow's sparrow and the Rusty blackbird.
April 16, 2012
by Jennifer Kalish
A proposal to build a wind farm on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario has created an uproar among people worried about birds and wildlife.
The environmental group heading the opposition, Nature Canada, opposes the location at Ostrander Point because it is in the middle of an important bird area.
"The important bird areas are the most important places for birds in our country," said Ted Cheskey, manager of the bird conservation program at Nature Canada. "It's a global program, so they really represent the most important places for birds on earth."
There are about 600 important areas for birds in Canada. Of... [continue via Web link]