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A Passionate Raptor Supporter Flies On.

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Maj would be the first to forgive me for forgetting to comment on her sad passing.  I was busy chasing eagles at the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival when I heard the devastating news.
Few people have made such a positive impression on the conservation ethic of a community as Maj.  She mobilized the masses for the benefit of all.  Her pioneering efforts to maintain the Mountainaire Avian Rescue would be enough to accord her a memorable place in history.  She interacted with everybody.  She pioneered the Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival and spread the word of need and appreciation for these big predator-scavengers.
Many of us suffered with her as she lost her supportive husband a while back – and now we again suffer her sudden and unexpected disappearance.  I will always remember her kind and inquisitive face – and encouragement to do more for raptors.  Maj, you're loved and missed, but aliive in our hearts.

David Hancock


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Alarm sounded over poor B.C. sockeye return

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November 5th, 2015

By Staff:  The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Environmentalists are sounding the alarm over poor sockeye salmon returns on one of British Columbia’s most iconic rivers.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada calls the return of sockeye on the Adams River, near Kamloops, B.C., one of “nature’s great spectacles.”

The government pamphlet published online says between 1.5- to two-million sockeye return every four year during dominant runs.


But Jim Cooperman of the Shuswap Environmental Action Society says only 3,000 sockeye returned this year,

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Amazing Return of Salmon in Burnaby Creek

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As we are now seeing more salmon swimming by our underwater cam out at Harrison Mills, BC, I was interested in this email I just received with this videos of a news story on Global TV Vancouver.  Click on the link below to watch the news segment on the amazing return of salmon to Guichon Creek in Burnaby (greater Vancouver).  Global journalist Linda Aylesworth takes a tour with long time Guichon Creek campaigner Mark Angelo as they look at some key recent steps, ranging from the overcoming of a complete lack of fish passage under the Trans Canada highway to an exciting new day-lighting plan for part of the stream. 


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This Living Salish Sea

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 A film by Sarama, exploring the living treasures of the Salish Sea and the powerful undercurrents of resistance to the corporate fossil fuel agenda that threaten it.

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Nesting Cape Coral eagles swoop up controversy

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 4:27 PM PST Updated: Sep 23, 2015 4:36 PM PST
Cape Coral, FL -

A pair of nesting bald eagles rebuilding the nest on top of a tower near the old Cape golf course has stirred up some controversy.

This location is near the same one where last month wildlife officials launched an investigation into a destroyed nest. They determined it had been inactive for several years.

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Investigators looking for person who shot bald eagle

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3:09 PM EDT Sep 18, 2015





Game officials are trying to find the person who fatally shot a bald eagle in Fulton County, Pennsylvania.

The immature female was found wounded in a McConnellsburg field on Sept. 14. Officials said the bird was barely alive and had been shot through a leg and wing.

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Idaho man gets 3 years probation for killing eagles

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A bald eagle perched on a tree in Idaho.

A bald eagle perched on a tree in Idaho.

A 24-year-old man was sentenced by an Idaho federal court to three years probation and 300 hours of community service for violations of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Justice Department announced Sept. 16.

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David Hancock to Speak at OWL's Open House

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This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the 19th and 20th of September is the Fall Open House at Orphaned WildLife Rehab Society in Delta, BC.  Once again, David has been asked to speak on bald eagles at 11 am both days.  Hancock Wildlife Foundation will have a display booth there so please come out and meet us.

Details on the Open House are here:  http://www.owlcanada.org/


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