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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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See Mother Nature at work as salmon life cycle unfolds at Victoria-area park

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Dirk Meissner, Monday, October 22, 2012 12:00 AM

LANGFORD, B.C. - A great blue heron glides overhead, effortlessly spreading its massive wings before gracefully landing on a nearby treetop high above the Goldstream River.

A bald eagle looks down at the shimmering river from its perch on a moss-covered branch of a western red cedar.

In the river, which in some parts is — maybe — 18 centimetres deep and two metres wide, salmon, 10 kilograms and larger, with their dorsal fins poking out of the water, wriggle, scoot and splash with all their might as they struggle against the current to spawning grounds upstream.

It's early fall and Mother Nature is putting on its annual West Coast salmon life cycle show ........


Read it on Global News: Global BC | See Mother Nature at work as salmon life cycle unfolds at Victoria-area park

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Baby elephant rescued from pit in Kenya

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Not-for-profit Amboseli Trust for Elephants posts video of elephant rescue

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:51 AM ET

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2012 10:39 AM ET
 
 
 
 
 

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Hook, line but no sinker: the sea eagle recovery

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16 October, 2012 11:09AM AEDT

A young Sydney sea eagle that has been monitored by a live webcam since birth is recovering after a dramatic rescue operation and surgery.

 
 

It's been watched around the clock, and around the world, for its entire life.

And now the internet may just have saved a Sydney sea eagle chick.

The Birdlife Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park set up EagleCAM - a close-up live video feed of the nest of a family of sea eagles - four years ago.

But several days ago, rangers monitoring the feed noticed something amiss in one of the young chicks.

And yesterday, a cherry picker was brought in to investigate closer, with the nest 20-metres up a tree.

Rescuers discovered that the sea eagle had a large hook stuck halfway down its throat, along with some fishing line.

The bird was taken to the Animal Referral Hospital, where avian veterinarian Dr Stacey Gelis prepped it for surgery.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/201 ... ite=sydney

Read the Hancock Wildlife Discussion Forum thread for the Australian White-tailed Sea Eagle nest cam here:

Re: Australian Sea-Eagles - 2012 - Hancock Wildlife Foundation*

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Pearson Airport fights birds the natural way with birds

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Birds at Pearson Airport. Bird handler Rob Shevalier, of Falcon Environmental Services, trains a young gyr-peregrine at Pearson International Airport. The firm has a contract to use its birds of prey to scare off “nuisance birds,” which pose a danger to aircraft as they land and take off. David Cooper/Toronto Star

Torstar Network

October 13, 2012

Meet Ivan, an eight-year-old bald eagle that weighs about as much as a newborn human baby and manages to make a pretty good living for himself without resorting to the messy business of terminating the lives of other flying creatures.
After all, he doesn’t know how.
“He hasn’t been trained to kill,” says Rob Shevalier, 42, a bird handler by trade.
Not that it matters.
All Ivan needs to do is spread his massive black wings and fan his white tail feathers while swooping low over Etobicoke Creek and his job is pretty much done.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.mississauga.com/community/ar ... with-birds

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Campaign Launched to Protect Rare Lowland Old-Growth Rainforest and Internationally Significant Eagle Roosting Area

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Between Mission and Agassiz, Echo Lake’s old-growth Douglas fir and redcedars are home to hundreds of roosting bald eagles during the fall salmon run. A new BC government proposal would protect some of the area but is still missing key old-growth groves.

Ancient Forest Alliance Media Release, October 11, 2012

Campaign Launched to Protect Rare Lowland Old-Growth Rainforest and Internationally Significant Eagle Roosting Area east of Vancouver
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AFA's Hannah Carpendale stands near a giant red cedar and Douglas-fir in the Echo Lake Ancient Forest.
Photo by TJ Watt

 


October 11, 2012

 
Campaign Launched to Protect Rare Lowland Old-Growth Rainforest and Internationally Significant Eagle Roosting Area east of Vancouver
 
Between Mission and Agassiz, Echo Lake’s old-growth Douglas fir and redcedars are home to hundreds of roosting bald eagles during the fall salmon run. A new BC government proposal would protect some of the area but is still missing key old-growth groves, with public input ending on Nov.5

 
See SPECTACULAR photos of Echo Lake’s ancient forest at:  http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/photos.php?gID=20
 
Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) have launched a new campaign to fully protect one the last endangered lowland old-growth forests left in the Lower Mainland at Echo Lake east of Mission, as part of the organization’s larger campaign to lobby the BC government for a new Provincial Old-Growth Strategy to save endangered old-growth forests across the province. The campaign to protect the Echo Lake Ancient Forest coincides with the onset of a 60 day public input period launched last month by the Ministry of Forests, ending on November 5, in regards to proposed new Old-Growth Management Areas in the Chilliwack Forest District.

 

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/news-item.php?ID=483

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Native Americans win approval from U.S. Government to use bald eagle feathers in religious ceremonies

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By Leslie Larson

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The U.S. Government announced on Friday that it will allow Native Americans a special dispensation to use bald eagle feathers for tribal religious ceremonies.

The bald eagle has been protected under a federal mandate but since it is no longer listed as an endangered species, the Department of Justice now says tribes can possess the rare feathers provided they do not sell them.

The decision comes as a victory for Native Americans, who have long held that the stringent protection of the eagle feathers was a violation of their First Amendment right to religious freedom.

 

Out of danger:

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... onies.html

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