Save The Eagles International is a platform regrouping bird lovers and ornithologists from 11 different countries, who think that we cannot count on mainstream ornithologists and bird societies to save bird life from the windfarm threat. These derive much of their income from the windfarm business, and that creates a powerful conflict of interest that clouds their vision and corrupts their conscience.
Our bird life has thus become defenseless in front of windfarms, which kill about 8 million birds a year while their power lines may be killing twice as much.
These victims are not comparable to those killed by cats and windows, for windfarms are often built in remote places, in wilderness areas. This is where they do most damage to biodiversity, killing eagles, cranes, storks and other birds of protected or endangered species.
There was therefore a need for a new organization, one that would defend the birds (and the bats) instead of defending the interests of windfarm promoters as most ecologists do. This organization is Save the Eagles International (STEI).
About STEI´s president, Mark Duchamp:
- Academic Support to Mark Duchamp (2010)
- Peer review (2004) of Mark Duchamp´s first significant paper (2003) www.iberica2000.org/documents/eolica/Peer_review_1223_Everaert.pdf
- Article in The Telegraph (2010)
- International Symposium on the Red Kite (2009)