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    Author(s): Patricia Manzano Fischer
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 69-75
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    A result of rapid growth in human population and energy use, is proliferating power lines that electrocute birds, killing eagles and causing power outages. The United States was one of the first countries to recognize the significance of this problem. Suggested Practices for the Protection of Raptors on Power Lines, first published in the 1970s, has now been translated into Spanish; it discusses biological aspects of raptor electrocution, and explains which electric structures are dangerous and how they can be modified to prevent electrocutions. In the United States, however, the plethora of companies that supply energy has been an obstacle to implementing protective measures for raptors.

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    Manzano Fischer, Patricia. 2006. Power-line electrocution of birds (Electrocucion de Aves en Lineas Electricas en Mexico). In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 69-75

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    semi-arid grasslands, endangered species, sustainable ranching, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, power lines, birds

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