The project aims to present suitable FCS measures and provide concrete advice for implementation in practice. This is in line with the nationwide principle of nature-friendly expansion of renewable energies and the conservation of biodiversity, and supports current standardisation activities in the field of species protection and wind energy.
In recent years, only a few new wind turbines have been approved and built for various reasons. In the debate on reviving the expansion of onshore wind energy, a possible increased use of the species protection exception according to § 45 para. 7 BNatSchG plays an important role. The use of the exemption is conditional on the fact that the conservation status of the affected population is not deteriorating. Appropriate measures and FCS-programmes (Favourable Conservation Status) and concepts, as well as their planning and anchoring at spatial planning or Federal State (Länder) level, could ensure this while increasing flexibility for wind energy development.
The overall objective of the project is to develop a catalogue of measures with recommendations for effective FCS-programmes (Favourable Conservation Status) for selected bird species at risk of collision. It should also include indications for implementation (boundary conditions). These measures can contribute to ensuring the conservation status of wind energy-sensitive bird species.
In addition to a catalogue of species-supporting measures, it should be worked out under which conditions these measures are effective. The following questions will be addressed:
Michael-Otto-Institut im NABU
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Bundesamt für Naturschutz
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