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Pine beetles so widespread they're contributing to climate change

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Bob Weber, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sunday, November 25, 2012

EDMONTON -  Newly published research suggests mountain pine beetles have become so widespread that they're not just benefiting from global warming, they're starting to contribute to it.

www.globaltvbc.com/study/6442760146/story.html

Bob Weber, Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:16 PM

Read it on Global News: Global BC | Pine beetles adding to climate change: study
Bob Weber, Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:16 PM

Read it on Global News: Global BC | Pine beetles adding to climate change: study
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ATTENTION VICTORIA, BC: David Hancock Speaks Tonight

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Eagles, Ancient Forests, and Elections!

When: Monday, November 26 2012 @ 07:00 PM PST - 09:00PM
Event Type: Presentation by David Hancock
Where: Ambrosia Centre,
638 Fisgard St.,
Victoria, BC
Description: Presentations include:

The Natural History of BC’s Bald Eagles and the World’s Largest Eagle Congregating Area The Harrison-Chehalis Rivers
With David Hancock (Hancock Wildlife Foundation executive director, Hancock House publisher, Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival director, American Bald Eagle Foundation trustee)

Echo Lake, BC’s Endangered Ancient Forests, and the Pre-Election Campaign to Protect Them! An Ancient Forest Alliance Campaign Overview
With Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley, and Hannah Carpendale of the Ancient Forest Alliance

Also words from the renowned Victoria conservationist Vicky Husband!

**By donation (suggested $5 to $20)**
Snacks, drinks, hobnobbing, silent auction fundraiser!
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UPDATE: Salem Police Rescue Bald Eagle from Trap

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The rare bird was caught in a beaver trap off Garabedian Drive.

 
An officer works to free the snared eagle.

Photos

UPDATE: Salem Police have determined that the trap that snared a bald eagle was in compliance with state laws and the identification tag for the trap was eventually located at the scene.

"It is not believed the eagle was the intended target," Sgt. Mike Wagner said in an email. "It is being considered a rare and unfortunate incident that fortunately had a happy ending."

Read the rest of the story here:  Salem Police Rescue Bald Eagle from Trap

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Fraser Valley bald eagles are back for festival

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Thousands of bald eagles feast on salmon in the Harrison River during the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, which kicks off this weekend.

Photograph by: Courtesy Hancock, Wildlife Foundation

The bald eagles are back again in huge numbers but the return is a mixed blessing for more than one reason.

Thousands of the iconic birds have already returned to the Harrison and Fraser rivers just in time for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival this weekend.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/story.html?id=7562389

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Abe the bald eagle recovers from surgery as his shooter is still sought

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Posted: Nov 02, 2012 8:07 PM PDT Updated: Nov 02, 2012 8:25 PM PDT

 

The eagle named Abe just got out of a complicated four hour surgery to repair a shattered leg and severely broken wing. He is recovering at Memphis veterinary specialist in Cordova. 

"It just took a lot longer than we thought. There were a lot of pieces to put back together, but it went well," said veterinarian Dr. David Hannon. 

Photos of the surgery give you an idea of how complicated it was. Abe, of course, had to be put under. Then the areas for surgery had to be plucked. 

"These are just major bones in a very large bird what happens when the bone break the muscle contracts pretty heavily so we to fight against that," Dr. Hannon said.

Read the rest of the story and view the photos and video here:
http://www.wmctv.com/story/19991548/abe ... ill-sought

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Injured bald eagle rescued from B.C. playground

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Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will care for eagle

Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:21 AM PT

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2012 1:23 PM PT

This bald eagle was found swarmed by ravens on the Dease Lake School playground in nortwest B.C., on Wednesday. It will be flown to Vancouver and cared for at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. This bald eagle was found swarmed by ravens on the Dease Lake School playground in nortwest B.C., on Wednesday. It will be flown to Vancouver and cared for at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. (Dease Lake School)

A bald eagle will be flying — by plane — to Vancouver after being rescued from a congress of ravens on a school playground in northwest B.C.

Brent Daniel, the principal at Dease Lake School and a volunteer firefighter, found the bird Wednesday.

It was swarmed by a group of ravens, with a badly injured wing, he said.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://cbc.sh/QqDH4Ti

 

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The Eagles Have Landed

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David Hancock was interviewed on Global TV yesterday.  If you missed it you might still be able to watch it here:

http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/the+eagles+have+landed/video.html?v=2300019245&p=1&s=dd#video

 

 

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Amazing Image: Eagle Snatches Crocodile From Riverbank

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Oct 10, 2012 9:47am
lv eagle crocodile dm 121010 wblog Amazing Image: Eagle Snatches Crocodile From Riverbank

Image credit: Mark Sheridan-Johnson/Barcroft Media/Landov

The African fish eagle’s diet usually consists of fish and small mammals, but that’s not always the case.

An image shot by a safari guide shows the powerful bird snatching up a juvenile Nile crocodile from the banks of a river in Tanzania. 

Read the rest of the story here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2 ... F.facebook

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