New free tool helps developers of renewable energy projects choose bird-friendly sites

The free tool was developed by conservation group BirdLife International with funding from the Asian Development Bank. PHOTO: SUJIT NARWADE
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SINGAPORE - A new mapping tool that helps developers identify where renewable energy projects can be built so that there is less harm done to birdlife will go live on Tuesday (July 19).

Called Avistep, or Avian Sensitivity Tool for Energy Planning, the free tool was developed by conservation group BirdLife International, with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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