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Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was established to further promote the knowledge and understanding of Wildlife through science and education.

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FledgeFest 2017 Coming Soon

Wildlife News

ATTENTION:  Mark Saturday, July 8th, on your calendar for FledgeFest 2017, at Hancock Wildlife in Surrey, BC.  Details to come later but we wanted to give everyone a heads up in case they have to make travel plans.  Stay tuned to the HWF website.

Saving Eaglets in Vancouver

Global News Vancouver had a great story about the Jericho Beach eagle nest, and how David Hancock has been working with the Vancouver Park Board to help these eagles; the story originally ran the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - http://globalnews.ca/video/2953112/saving-eaglets-in-vancouver

View the story here, courtesy of Global News:


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Virginia Beach SPCA’s wildlife program suspended for waiting too long to report injured bald eagle

Wildlife News22 May 2017

“We definitely made a mistake … but the eagle was treated effectively, humanely and compassionately.” The organization will appeal the state’s decision to suspend its wildlife …

Read More: http://pilotonline.com/life/wildlife-nature/virginia-beach-spca-s-wildlife-program-suspended-for-waiting-too/article_4087936d-e4fe-501b-8e77-3527119adf1d.html
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FWC: Bald eagle population soaring statewide

Wildlife News22 May 2017

Bald eagles soaring across the sky are a more common sight in Clay County as well as other Florida counties than 45 years ago when there were less than 100 nests documented statewide.

Read More: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/clay/2017-05-22/fwc-bald-eagle-population-soaring-statewide
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Rescued bald eagle files free over Mohawk Park, back to Bird Creek

Wildlife News22 May 2017

A bald eagle rescued nearly dead flies away just six days later, released by one of the construction workers who helped save the weak and drowning raptor.

Read More: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/rescued-bald-eagle-flies-free-over-mohawk-park-back-to/article_7ec8d167-a4c4-5150-b6bd-0fae78941006.html
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Raptor killing video decisions queried

Wildlife News21 May 2017

Holyrood committee asks why videos showing birds being killed were not used for prosecutions.

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-39973647#
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Smithfield man accused of shooting, fatally running over bald eagle

Wildlife News18 May 2017

Prosecutors say he allegedly shot the eagle before driving “over it with a all-terrain vehicle until it was dead.”

Read More: http://wtkr.com/2017/05/18/smithfield-man-accused-of-shooting-fatally-running-over-bald-eagle/
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Bald eagle returns home after injuries from geese attack

Wildlife News17 May 2017

In early April, the eagle fell into the Holston River after being attacked by geese protecting their nest.

Read More: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/bald-eagle-returns-home-after-injuries-from-geese-attack/440553269
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Bridge construction worker wades into Bird Creek to rescue bald eagle

Wildlife News17 May 2017

The bald eagle is under the care of Tulsa Zoo veterinarians. The zoo did not immediately have a report on the condition of the bird.

Read More: http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/owasso/bridge-construction-worker-wades-into-bird-creek-to-rescue-bald/article_74d1b7d6-8864-5728-9c25-72351443bcf3.html

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