APWRA

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AcronymDefinition
APWRAAltamont Pass Wind Resource Area (California)
APWRAAmerican Personal Watercraft Rental Association
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The density of golden eagles near the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area is notably high (12), and this outbreak might reflect habitat changes bringing individuals into closer contact or increasing stress.
Eagles appear to have declined around the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) since the wind farms have been in place, according to a 1990s study by Grainger Hunt, an ecologist with the Predatory Bird Research Group of the University of California at Santa Cruz.
The Center for Biological Diversity says that wind turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) in California, which is located on a major bird migratory route with high raptor density, "kill more birds of prey than any other wind facility in North America." Estimates range from 800 to 1,300 raptor deaths annually.
According to the organisation, The Center for Biological Diversity, the 5,400 wind turbines owned and operated by FPL Group and NEG Micon in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in the San Francisco Bay Area are responsible for the death of hundreds of protected birds each year.