Province urged to protect Harrison habitat

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'Bald eagle capital of the world' threatened by human activity, conservationists say


David Hancock says he has personally counted more than 7,000 bald eagles in one day on the Harrison and Chehalis rivers - a world record and almost twice the best tally of Brack-endale Eagles Provincial Park near Squamish.

Today, as the eagles arrive again to feast on the area's annual salmon runs, Hancock is counting on the B.C. government to do the right thing and increase protection for one of the planet's great avian spectacles.

"At the moment, we don't really have any legally defined protection," said Hancock, a trustee with the American Bald Eagle Foundation and chair of the Surrey-based Hancock Wildlife Foundation.

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