Sensitivity Map

Soaring Bird Sensitivity Map

A planning tool for wind energy and other sectors


The Soaring Bird Sensitivity Map tool has been designed to provide developers, planning authorities and other interested stakeholders access to information on the distribution of soaring bird species along the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway. This information can help to inform decisions on the safe siting of new developments, such as wind farms, ensuring that negative impacts on this important migration route are minimised.

The Sensitivity Map Tool 

Sensitivity Mapping Tool Access

IMPORTANT NOTE: Knowledge of soaring birds within this region is incomplete and, while we have compiled many available data sources, some gaps remain. Consequently, appropriate environmental impact assessments should always be undertaken at potential development sites. In addition, it is essential that developers consider all the biodiversity impacts associated with a project—an authoritative source of wider biodiversity information is the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT).