Norwegian authorities have stopped construction on a 120MW wind farm in the Municipality of Bygland in the south of the country owing to concerns about its impact the wild deer population.
According to Reuters, southern Norway has a wild deer population of 35,000, one of the last remaining communities in Europe.
Last year the Norwegian Environment Agency allowed two wind farms in the area to be built, creating a total capacity of 141MW.
The proposed wind farm would have been located in a nature reserve and would have benefitted local businesses in the poorly populated area.
Fallow deer in FritzÃ¸ehus Park, Larvik (Wikimedia Commons/Arnstein RÃ¸nning)
Norway fulfills its energy needs using hydropower and exports energy to other Scandinavian countries and Holland.
Read more about Norwegian deer here.
Top image: A red deer in Bardu, Norway (Wikimedia Commons/Jörg Hempel)