OIKOM Ltd was part of the team that translated the “Guidelines for consideration of bats in wind farm projects. Revision 2014” of EUROBATS into Greek. Wind farms have been documented to affect bats by i) damage or disturbance of roosts, ii) damage or disturbance of feeding habitats or commuting routes iii) collision with turbine blades during flight, iv) barotrauma. This document provides guidelines for carrying out impact assessments, monitoring of impacts and avoidance, mitigation and compensation of the impacts. This effort originated from the need to take bats into consideration while planning, construction and operation of wind farms in Greece.
EUROBATS GUIDELINES translation in to Greek available here