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Eagles' nest staying put, says activist

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By Brent Richter, North Shore News January 23, 2013

 

Port Metro Vancouver consulting biologist on mitigation plan

An arbourist waits patiently in an East Esplanade treetop under an eagle's nest built last year while protestors gather at the base of the tree.

Photograph by: NEWS photo , Mike Wakefield 

 
Port Metro Vancouver consulting biologist on mitigation plan


ACTIVISTS are vowing to continue protecting a seemingly vacant eagles' nest on Port Metro Vancouver land scheduled to be cleared as part of the Low Level Road project.

The port had sent arbourists to cut the tree on East Esplanade down Monday, but protesters converged at the base of the tree, prevent work crews from bringing it down.

While there is no indication from the port as to when fallers will be back, they should expect to be greeted by more protesters when the time comes, says Paul Berlinguette, president of the North Shore Wetland Partners.

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B.C. approves killing of barred owls to save endangered spotted owls

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Dene Moore, THE CANADIAN PRESS   Sunday, January 27, 2013

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has approved the shooting one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, as the number of northern spotted owls continues to decline decades after they became the mascot of the “War in the Woods” over old-growth logging.

Northern spotted owls are on the brink of extinction in Canada, with only 10 birds remaining in the wild in southwestern B.C., according to some estimates.

The situation is so grave that over the past five years the provincial Forests and Lands Ministry has relocated 73 and authorized the shooting of 39 barred owls, the larger and more aggressive bird encroaching on the spotted owls’ limited habitat.

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Rescuers save bald eagle entangled in fishing line, hanging from tree

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By KRISTINE GILL

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A bald eagle that was dangling from a tree over the weekend is back in its nest after a team of first responders helped free the bird from a piece of fishing line.

Naples resident Bob Bodemann called local authorities when he noticed the bird Sunday morning in his yard off 14th Avenue South. A mating pair and their two young occupy a nest in a Norfolk Pine.

Read the rest of the story and see the pictures here: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jan ... n-fishing/

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ACTIVE EAGLE NEST REMOVED TO MAKE WAY FOR WIND FARM

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Similar fate could await eagles in path of Iberdrola’s Tule Wind project in East County

By Miriam Raftery

January 20, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Wildlife protection groups and residents have reacted in horror to the removal of an active bald eagle nest by a wind developer in Canada, an event documented on video January 5, just weeks after a photo of the active pair was taken at the site.

Now ECM has learned that the environmental documents filed by Iberdrola Renewables for its Tule Wind project in McCain Valley would allow SDG&E to “remove all existing raptor nests” prior to construction.

The removal of the bald eagle nest at Haldimand in the Canadian province of Ontario on January 5 was documented on video by the Ontario Wind Resistance group.  The removal was done by contractors working for Nextera Energy, leading opponents to dub the company “NextTerror.”  The Canadian government authorized the removal despite the fact that the bald eagle is a species of concern in Ontario, because it was within 20 meters of a proposed turbine blade sweep.

Read the rest of the story and view the photos here:  http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/12258

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Protesters Stall Eagles' Nest Removal

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By Brent Richter, North Shore News January 23, 2013

 

An arbourist waits patiently in an East Esplanade treetop under an eagle's nest built last year while protestors gather at the base of the tree.

Photograph by: NEWS photo , Mike Wakefield


  

 Low Level Road work requires cottonwood with nest to go 

AN impromptu protest has delayed the removal of a tree containing an uninhabited eagles' nest built last year on Port Metro Vancouver property.

PMV had sent an arbourist to cut down the tree on the 200-block of East Esplanade Tuesday morning to make room for roadwork and Spirit Trail connections coming with the Low Level Road project. But a small group of protesters crowded the base of the tree, preventing work crews from bringing it down.

It's unclear when PMV will make another attempt to fall the tree, but it has been given the OK by the province.

Never before taking on the role of activist, Randy Burke, director of Bluewater Adventures on First Street, found himself taking the morning off from work to stand watch over the tree.

 

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Chimp birth live on webcam

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2013-01-23   news24

Johannesburg - A nine-year-old chimpanzee has given birth to a baby male in Mpumalanga, the first live broadcast of a chimp birth, the Jane Goodall Institute SA said on Wednesday.

Nina was the first chimpanzee ever to be filmed giving birth from beginning to end, Eden sanctuary manager of primate care Phillip Cronje said in a statement.


www.news24.com/Green/News/Chimp-birth-live-on-webcam-20130123

The live cam can also be viewed at WildEarth lite.wildearth.tv/chimp-eden-nina-cam/ 

 

 

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Deaths of 4 bald eagles near Granite Falls investigated

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Department of Fish and Wildlife

State wildlife agents are investigating the deaths of four eagles found floating on a lake east of Granite Falls. All are believed to have been shot.

GRANITE FALLS -- Wildlife agents are investigating the deaths of four bald eagles found floating in a lake east of Granite Falls.

"It was real apparent that three of them had been shot by a small caliber rifle," state Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Jennifer Maurstad said. "My guess is all four were probably shot."
 
Read the story and see the pictures and newcast video here:  http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201301 ... /701179881
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Endangered harpy eagle chick hatches at Zoo Miami

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Zoo welcomes new addition to Amazon and Beyond exhibit
Published On: Jan 04 2013 03:03:49 PM EST 

MIAMI - On December 2nd, a harpy eagle chick hatched at the harpy eagle enclosure within the Amazon and Beyond exhibit.

Because bird hatchings, especially those of large raptors, are extremely delicate and experience relatively high mortality during the first few weeks, the zoo’s protocol is to wait 30 days before formally announcing the hatching to the public.

Read the rest of the story:  http://www.local10.com/thats-life/Endan ... index.html

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