Birds, Hunters, and Lead

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There are few sights more wrenching to a wildlife rehabilitator than a convulsing, lead-poisoned bird. The NRA has tried to portray this movement as “taking away hunters’ rights,” which does nothing but insult the hunters already on board.

The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. Rather, birding and other wildlife observation ( e.g., photography) are lumped together as “non-consumptive” uses of a refuge.

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Deer Hunter. {Poem}

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He’d made a curry, but in my heart he made a deer hunter into a dear hunter proving in action that he lives as sensitive to the kill, as to the living. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Literary Journal deer hunter vegetarian

Why I Would Never F*ck A Trophy Hunter.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy WAYLON: Today Only animal rights Cecil connection Hunters hunting intimacy Lion Power sex vulnerabilityI hope you'll forgive me if I'm making assumptions here.

Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

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Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves. I was working at the Coastal Wildlife Rescue Center here in Alabama, and he had either been blown in during a storm or caught a ride on a ship. Most of mine are small mammals,” said Denise Hunter. Birds wildlife rehabilitator injuries wildlife rehabilitators

Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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The argument is straightforward: birders (and others, including hunters) buy stamps and the federal government turns around and obtains important bird habitat. Not long ago, I posted a list of the 25 best National Wildlife Refuges for birding.

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The Wildlife Conservation Stamp: An Additional Income Stream for Our National Wildlife Refuges

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Many of these refuges and associated Conservation Areas, which have the potential to protect more than 1 million acres of vital wildlife habitat, have been forged through creative partnerships with sportsmen, conservation groups and private landowners. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 counted 71.1

Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

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In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters.

How Long Must We Live With These Wildlife Conservation Myths?

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The myths that hunters and anglers pay for the majority of our wildlife conservation (debunked in my post on The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It ) and the misconception that “predator management” is a necessary part of the wildlife conservation equation.

The Freedom of the Hunter. ~ Rich Wright

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The media portrays hunters as a bunch of trigger happy "good ole'' boys" with too much testosterone and not enough brains. Reality television glorifies this stereotype, and people make a lot of money in return.

Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife

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In Iran 19 hunters swore to give up on their animal killing ways and encourage their peers to do the same by destroying their hunting gear. Read More The post Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Fox Off Hunters!

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today abuse animal rights animals fox foxes hunting Ricky GervaisSo, why is it that just over a week has passed since the general election in the United Kingdom and already the Conservative government has announced plans to overturn the 2004 ban on fax hunting. A ban that activists fought a lengthy and bitter battle to finally put in place.

A New Wildlife Refuge Pass: Fellow Birders, Help Us Help You

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Since we first launched the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project, we’ve made our case to thousands of birders and photographers. We’re relaunching the project as the Wildlife Conservation Pass. Would you buy a Wildlife Conservation Pass if it were available, in the ballpark of $20?

The Duck Stamp and Lack of National Wildlife Refuge Funding

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The National Wildlife Refuge system is one of America’s greatest treasures. It preserves habitat, protects wildlife. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) entitled “ BANKING ON NATURE: The Economic Benefits to Local Communities of National Wildlife Refuge Visitation 1 , ” recreational visits to national wildlife refuges generate substantial economic activity. Funds for National Wildlife Refuge land acquisition come from several sources.

Iowa Dove Hunters Will Use Lead Shot

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A panel of the Iowa legislature decided to ignore common sense, wildlife professionals, and Iowa’s own Natural Resources Commission and allow lead shot to be used for the new Mourning Dove hunting season. This decision is just plain dumb. Hat-tip to John. Asides

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

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Wildlife poaching has grave. It is important to know that the consequences to wildlife are not only devastating; they are also pervasive. Quick Navigation for The Consequences of Wildlife Poaching. What is poaching of wildlife and why it is illegal?

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

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A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , Texas.

Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality

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Montana wildlife officials are considering removing the names of the state’s hunters and trappers from public record. Read More The post Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and conservation in the world. 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. No one can “own” wildlife.

Ghost Hunters: Recovering Lost & Abandoned Fishing Gear Saves Fish

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Long after commercial fishers have pulled into dock, their lost and abandoned gear continues fishing – threatening marine wildlife and habitats around the world. There are the direct impacts: crabs and other wildlife continue to be caught. Ghost Hunters.

Cinnamon Teal at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Cinnamon Teal ( Anas cyanoptera ) pair by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Winter is the time to visit the National Wildlife Refuges in California. Fish and Wildlife Service; they serve as resting and feeding areas for nearly half the migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.”

10 Great State Parks for Wildlife

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However, many times they’re overlooked by naturalists who view state parks as picnic spots that don’t offer much in the way of wildlife. Across the country, state parks offer some incredible opportunities for birders, natural history enthusiasts and other wildlife buffs.

Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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” Contemporary environmentalism arrived too late to prevent the passenger pigeon’s demise due to market hunters, but the two phenomena share a historical connection. Of course, by now most people know they have been slaughtered by hunters for their ivory.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. National wildlife refuges provide premier outdoor recreational opportunities across the Nation. There are more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts, including one within an hour’s drive from most major metropolitan areas.

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The Duck Stamp and The Wildlife Conservation Stamp Living in Symbiosis?

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The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans 1. Our National Wildlife Refuges need our help to remain a viable entity promoting wildlife conservation. million wildlife watchers in the U.S.,

Koalas Have 2 Thumbs & Other Weird Australian Wildlife Facts

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So read on for a compilation of some of the wonderful wildlife weirdness from Oz. This might not be surprising to the lucky generation of Americans that grew up binge-watching Steve Irwin’s Crocodile Hunter, but Australia is chock-full of reptiles.

Birds at Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

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When I am at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, I try to get to Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in order to see the aforementioned species and also Brown-headed Nuthatch , which for this New Yorker is a pretty cool bird to see. Though Three Lakes is popular with hunters I did not see single other person for the first two hours I explored. 10,000 Birds is a Scrub Jay-level sponsor of the 17th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. ….

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Is It So Hard To Understand Why Birders and Wildlife Conservationists Don’t Buy the Duck Stamp?

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In 1976, Congress changed the official name to the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp , presumably to broaden its appeal to non-hunters. Over the following thirty-seven years there has never been a concerted effort to promote what is still called the “ Duck Stamp ” by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to anyone other than hunters and philatelists. 30 million wildlife viewing visits. Create a Federal Wildlife Conservation Stamp!

Hunters Now Save Birds

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Since 2000, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been working with the Environment Ministry in an effort to protect threatened bird colonies. Old habits die hard. But it still seems to be worth trying to make a change.

South Africans Breed Mutant Animals for Hunters

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As if hunting of wildlife for fun wasn’t a big enough problem, ranchers in South Africa have added to the problem by starting to breed mutant animals that can be Read More The post South Africans Breed Mutant Animals for Hunters appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hunters Bleed Green, Republicans See Red?

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It is an indisputable though counterintuitive fact that hunters and fishers are some of the most dedicated naturalists available to the environmental movement. Hunters vote Republican, but Republican’s don’t vote green. Climate Change Green News hunting republicans wildlif

Ricky Gervais Tells Hunters To Fox Off: Plus an Unexpected Ironic Twist. {Chilling Video}

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A Modest Proposal for a Wildlife Conservation Stamp

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A mockup of what a Wildlife Conservation Stamp might look like. Of all the dollars spent bagging ducks, a piece of the pie goes to the federal duck stamp program , which just went on sale; anyone over the age of 16 who wants to hunt migratory ducks needs to buy the stamp annually, and the funds raised go toward conservation and preserving and improving habitat for ducks and hunters alike. Duck hunting is big business in the United States.

Introducing the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

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I’ve spent a lot of time in, and done a lot of writing about, the Rocky Mountains, their beauty, their climate moods, and the wildlife that lives here. One of the admirable things about Montana is how it contains prime examples of not one, but two iconic North American landscapes.

Urban Wildlife: Threats and Benefits of Humans-Animals Interaction

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Urban wildlife. Urban wildlife is a term coined exactly to identify wildlife that lives in urban environments. Threats to wildlife. The environmental conditions of human-modified habitats are not the only dangers for urban wildlife. Urban wildlife: the benefits.

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Piers Morgan thinks tween hunter is worse than he is

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Everyone seems pretty excited about Piers Morgan being able to burn a 12-year-old hunter, and is forgetting the animals he’s responsible for exploiting himself. Is it necessary for her to kill animals, post their carcasses on Facebook, or where a “stand up to anti hunter bullying” t-shirts?

Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The.

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil By Corey • March 3, 2011 • 7 comments Tweet Share Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again!

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From Hunter to Observer—Learning to Praise Their Bounty.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) animal rights awareness conscious life eating meat hunting subsistence taking lifeIt was pleasurable watching deer behaving in their natural states of play, feeding and rest. As one author noted, they are our brothers. Mystified by this notion, I set my bow down (five years ago) and have not shot another animal since.

Antler Obsession: Can the Search for “Sheds” Threaten Wildlife?

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Finding antlers can be an enjoyable spring pastime for the curious naturalist, but can antler obsession be taken to such an extreme that it threatens wildlife? As a life-long deer hunter and deer watcher, I always considered the appeal of antlers self-evident. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Deer Robot to Help Catch Arizona Wildlife Poachers

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In Arizona, hunting season for deer starts October 23, but many hunters just can’t wait that long to take an innocent life for fun so the state has resorted to Read More The post Deer Robot to Help Catch Arizona Wildlife Poachers appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.* • Explore These Related Posts The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Fun, Fun, Fun Crossley ID Guide Giveaway Review of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds.Or

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150,000 Sign Petition to Ban Hunter from Returning to South Africa. ~ Laura Ashworth

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only animals awareness hunting lions South Africa How could anyone ever kill a face like this? Or, kill anything for that matter?

As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

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As we mark the end of a six-week standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, it’s important that we return our focus to finding collaborative ways to use and protect our country’s natural resources. Fish and Wildlife Service and academic researchers through the Malpai Borderlands Group.