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Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

This event brought widespread attention to the fact that people are still hunting shorebirds for recreation and subsistence in parts of the world. The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality. 1910: The Shea White Plumage Act protected egrets, herons, gulls, and terns from feather hunting.

Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

10,000 Birds

Canada has more than the US. Around the middle of the 20th century they had almost gone extinct. They were heavily hunted as food, and for the feathers. They (hunters) see this white thing, and they aren’t entirely sure what it is,” Naumann said. The other reason is due to inexperienced or uninformed hunters. Three hunters have been charged. Birds Conservation Cygnus buccinator hunting Minnesota Trumpeter Swan

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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). Theodore Roosevelt saw all manner of interesting critters on his 1888 hunting trip to the area.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

10,000 Birds

Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. The system was intended as a hunter-centric model, both guided by and benefitting consumptive interests. George Wuerthner, an ecologist and former hunting guide with a degree in wildlife biology, takes the debate a step further. were funded by hunters and 95.1%

10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered

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Basically, “endangered” means that a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. . It is estimated that today 50 percent of the world’s species are at risk of extinction [2]. Rhinos are hunted down for their horns.

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Top 10 Endangered Marine Mammals in the World

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Their already low numbers are decreasing rapidly, and it is likely that by 2018 the species will go extinct [3]. Intentional culling on the coasts of Alaska and Canada has led to their population dropping by nearly 70% between 1977 and 2007.

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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). Theodore Roosevelt saw all manner of interesting critters on his 1888 hunting trip to the area.

Cristina Eisenberg on Large Predators, Large Landscapes and Coexistence

Nature Conservancy - Science

We had been living in Montana for a few years, and all at once wolves started recolonizing our land, moving down from the north, from Canada. Right behind it were two wolves, hunting it, and they came within 20 feet from where my daughters and I were weeding my perennial bed.

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Birds and People: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

We worship birds, we hunt birds, we protect birds, and, yes, we eat birds. The book is divided into 143 chapters covering 144 bird families and 2 extinct families, plus an ending chapter on Birds, People, and Birdlife International by its president, John Fanshawe. It includes stunning photographs by Tipling of eagle hunters (as in Kazakhs who hunt with eagles), Stellar Sea Eagles in Hokkaido, Japan, and Black Kites at the dump near New Delhi, India.

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Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The book introduced me to the master ginseng seeker, hunter and trapper Dersu Uzala , and to the Russian explorer V.K. rifle shells for the winter’s squirrel and rabbit hunting, shotgun shells for dove and bobwhite quail, a new pocket knife.

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