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Tree holding bald eagle nest cut down

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Hopkins PD saves America: Officers rescue injured bald eagle found by road

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Hopkins police officers scrambled to save a particularly majestic citizen Wednesday morning – a stricken bald eagle.

Read the story and view the photos here: http://bringmethenews.com/2015/08/12/ho ... d-by-road/

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Bald and Golden Eagles Victorious: Court Invalidates 30-Year "Eagle Take" Rule

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Feds' Violation of Environmental Laws Cited

(Washington, D.C., August 12, 2015) The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in San Jose has ruled that the Department of the Interior violated federal laws when it created a final regulation allowing wind energy and other companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill protected Bald and Golden Eagles without prosecution by the federal government. The court decision invalidates the rule.

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a plaintiff in the lawsuit, hailed the decision. “We are pleased that the courts agreed with us that improper shortcuts were taken in the development of this rule,” said Dr. Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird Smart Wind Energy Program. “The court found that important laws meant to protect our nation's wildlife were not properly followed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, putting Bald and Golden Eagles at greater risk.”

Read the rest of the story here: http://abcbirds.org/article/bald-golden ... take-rule/

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Bald Eagle Numbers Continue to Soar

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LAKE ANDES—The bald eagle population in South Dakota is flying high once again.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission voted last week to take bald eagles off South Dakota's list of threatened species, making a move that parallels what was done at the federal level nearly 10 years ago.

Read the rest of the story and view the pictures here:

http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/lo ... tinue-soar

 

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Nest laid plans

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Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

 

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past.

William Stodalka / Alaska Highway News
August 12, 2015 08:58 AM - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf


William Stodalka / Alaska Highway News
August 12, 2015 08:58 AM

Eagle nests have become one of the newest battlegrounds over the Site C dam.

Despite government approval of the dam’s construction, two Treaty 8 First Nations, West Moberly and Prophet River, are fighting the decision in court.

One of those lawsuits is challenging the two dozen permits issued to BC Hydro to proceed with construction, one of which is a permit to remove eagle nests along the Peace River valley.

- See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf


Eagle nests have become one of the newest battlegrounds over the Site C dam.

Despite government approval of the dam's construction, two Treaty 8 First Nations, West Moberly and Prophet River, are fighting the decision in court. 

One of those lawsuits is challenging the two dozen permits issued to BC Hydro to proceed with construction, one of which is a permit to remove eagle nests along the Peace River valley.

Read the rest of the story and David Hancock's comments here:

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315

 

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

 Also here's a YouTube video covering the story that David Hancock was asked about for his opinion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oFRXbQuBYMw

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Falcons soar at Richmondís Terra Nova Park

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Richmond, BCLand-bound humans with feet firmly on the ground will never experience the freedom of flight as birds know it. But for one day, people can let their imagination fly free with eagles, hawks, falcons and owls as they demonstrate their impressive command of the sky at the Richmond Raptor Festival at Terra Nova Rural Park on Sunday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Poor Salmon Run Can Be a Disaster

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Here's an article featuring David Hancock's remarks:

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More here:  http://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-vancouver-sun/20150806/281578059381308/TextView

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David Hancock Will Speak at Richmond Raptor Festival

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The 8th Annual Richmond Raptor Festival, a fabulous family event that celebrates the magnificent birds of prey that live in Richmond and throughout British Columbia, will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 11am to 4pm. This event is hosted by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Nature Park Society. The festival takes place at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond, BC. (2631 Westminster Hwy).   

For the sixth consecutive year, Pacific Northwest Raptors will be offer flying demonstrations at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.  Last year saw a record attendance of 1300 people.

David Hancock will be speaking at 2:30 PM and Hancock Wildlife Foundation will have a booth.  Please stop by and meet us.

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