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Animals 'shrinking' due to climate change

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Polar bears getting smaller due to effects of climate change
Polar bear: Recent analysis by the US Geological Survey and World Conservation Union found that two-thirds of the 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the world could be lost in the next 50 years Photo: PA

Rising global temperatures and changes in weather patterns have knock-on effects which are already stunting the growth of a wide range of species.

The change could have a major impact on the expanding human population, with major food sources like fish likely to reduce in size and crops expected to grow smaller and less reliably than today.

 
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Eagle Eyes on the Skies

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Bird watchers are scanning the skies in the Kananaskis Valley looking for Golden Eagles.

Bird watchers are scanning the skies in the Kananaskis Valley looking for Golden Eagles.

Fri Oct. 14 2011 17:22:59

ctvcalgary.ca

Bird watchers are flocking to Kananaskis Country to get a glimpse of the Golden Eagle as it makes its way to warmer climates.

October is the peak of the Golden Eagle migration as the birds fly from the Yukon to the southern United States for the winter.

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WHOOPING CRANES KILLED

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Oct. 11, 2011 -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF)
Enforcement Division agents have identified two juveniles for their alleged
role in the illegal shooting of two whooping cranes in Jefferson Davis
Parish.

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HWF 2012 Eagle Calendar Available Wholesale to Businesses

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We've had a few businesses who have inquired about the possibility of ordering our new HWF 2012 eagle calendars, with the eaglet "Flyer" in the Sidney nest on the cover.  The answer is yes they can be purchased wholesale to businesses or non-profits for $5.00 each with a minimum order of 20 calendars and HWF will pay the freight. 

Please email Hancock Wildlife with your business name, shipping address, telephone and quantity ordered to:

HWF-CalenderOrders@hancockwildlife.org

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Canada geese calling Winnipeg home sweet home

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A biologist in Winnipeg suggests the city may have a much bigger winged nuisance than mosquitoes to deal with in the years ahead – one that creates traffic hazards and leave piles of mess in its wake.

Jim Leafloor with Environment Canada says Winnipeg may have more Canada geese than any other urban centre in North America because lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba are migratory hubs for the waterfowl.

The last government survey of geese within Winnipeg’s city limits was done in 2006 and identified 175,000 of the honkers.

Read More: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/prairies/canada-geese-calling-winnipeg-home-sweet-home/article2181606/

 

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Deer cull key issue at Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting

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Deer trot down down a road in Kimberley B.C. Kimberley officals are examining a possible deer cull in the community;similar to that already approved for the Fall in Cranbrook. Cranbrook will be exlaining its plan at the UBCM. Both communities have been plagued by aggressive deer.

Deer trot down down a road in Kimberley B.C. Kimberley officals are examining a possible deer cull in the community;similar to that already approved for the Fall in Cranbrook. Cranbrook will be exlaining its plan at the UBCM. Both communities have been plagued by aggressive deer.


Oh, deer, what can the matter be?

It’s an explosive issue, as deer suddenly have lost their fear of humans and have been attacking pets and even people in rural B.C.

Cranbrook is the first B.C. community to receive provincial approval to cull problem deer in its downtown area, and Kimberley and other B.C. towns are lining up for the right to curb the huge increase in the deer population.

It’s an emotional issue, and one that civic officials from across the province will tackle Tuesday at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

“At the end of the day, it’s public safety,” said Cranbrook Mayor Scott Manjak, who said the city intends to put down ‘15 to 25 problem deer’ that pose a threat. “These are wild animals.

“Our rural deer population is exploding.

“Kimberley is working through the same process, and Grand Forks, Invermere and Sparwood are looking at it, too.”

The thought of deer being shot is repulsive to many, but Manjak said public attitudes changed in part when a Kimberley woman was hospitalized after a deer attack in June.
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Bald Eagle Shot, Killed In Western Md.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police Seek Information

POSTED: 11:50 am EDT September 19, 2011
UPDATED: 3:21 pm EDT September 19, 2011
Officials with Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating the killing of a mature bald eagle in Cumberland.

The bald eagle was found and reported on Sept. 16 in the 14000 block of Hazen Road.A preliminary investigation revealed that the eagle was killed by a gunshot, police said.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.wbaltv.com/r/29230390/detail.html

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Yarrow Valley osprey returned to wild

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16 Sept. 2011

Osprey with vet There were fears the osprey might not fly again after becoming entangled in pond netting

 

A two-year-old osprey injured after getting entangled in pond netting has been nursed back to full health and released into the wild in the Borders.

The osprey was originally found in the Yarrow Valley and would not fly.

It was taken to the Barony Wildlife Hospital in Dumfriesshire for a period of "rest and recuperation".

The bird was then taken back to the nest site where it was raised in the Tweed Valley and managed to take flight once again.

When the osprey was first found it had to be force fed by Diane Bennett of the Tweed Valley Osprey Project in a bid to "keep his energy levels up and to prevent dehydration".

However, when the bird refused to fly it was taken to the wildlife hospital where it spent two weeks in the care of Tricia Smith.

Then, under the supervision of Tony Lightley, wildlife manager with Forestry Commission Scotland, they let it take some test flights.

"We needed to check whether he was strong enough to make it on his own," said Mr Lightley.

"We eventually brought him back to the nest site where he was raised and waited with baited breath as he was released.

"He sat there for a few moments and then took off. It was a great sight to see."

MORE TO STORY: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-14948113

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