Hunting & Wildlife Management
By Abby Hancock
Channel 2 News
May 22, 2012
The trapping death of two wolves that belonged to one of Denali National Park's largest and most-seen wolf packs, in an area directly adjacent to one of the park's boundaries, has a conservation biologist calling for action.
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By Steve Mosco
"This violent and brutal attack on wildlife is not strategic and not pro-active," said Birnkrant. "If the geese are attracted to the area, no matter how many times you round them up for slaughter, they are going to come back. The landscape needs to be modified so it's not attractive to birds."
One landscape feature Birnkrant pointed at specifically is a planned garbage transfer station in College Point near the end of a runway at LaGuardia Airport.
Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed his US Airways flight on the Hudson River after birds were sucked into both engines in 2009, interviewed with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, and revealed alarming news that New York City plans to build garbage facilities next to city airports, a dangerous move that will guarantee birds being attracted to those areas.
CBS NEWS -- Birds striking planes up five-fold since 1990;
Sullenberger calls experience key
Pelley: Sully, why has the number of bird strikes increased so dramatically?
Once again, the seal slaughter has begun on the East Coast of Canada, this year further spurred with a $3.6 million dollar investment from the Newfoundland government, promising more money to those who opt to risk their lives on the diminishing ice floes. This year, seal skins are estimated to be valued around $27, from an all-time low of $15 from 2010. Some in NL are leery, and even they're admitting the numbers don't add up and that this is just a boondoggle.
Bear hunt lottery proposal is dead
Mar 20, 2012 By WFSB Staff
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Bears in Connecticut can breathe easy.
A proposal to hunt them down in a lottery is dead.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's draft proposal, aimed at curbing the growing population of bears who often appear in suburban neighborhoods, was never submitted to the state legislature.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months.
The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring.
The American Prospect
by Christopher Ketcham
March 13, 2012
The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story-until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.
Governor Kitzhaber has informed Rep. Sprenger, the sponsor of the bill HB 4119 to repeal Measure 18 and bring hound hunting of cougars back, that he has no intention of signing it!
Please contact the Governor online or call 503-378-4582 and thank him for stepping up to the plate for Oregon voters and cougars.