What’s in a Name: Snipe Hunt

10,000 Birds

Real snipe hunting, for those that partake of such practices, is a daytime activity that involves guns and being able to track the birds’ rapid flight from cover. For modern birders, of course, the most annoying snipe hunt isn’t inflicted by fellow Boy Scouts or cabin-mates.

Kentucky: First in Crane Hunting?

10,000 Birds

As part of my effort to keep concerned wildlife enthusiasts informed about the proposal to hunt Eastern Flyway sandhill cranes, it is my duty to tell you that there’s another vote coming up. More than 10,000 people hunt cranes in North America each year.

Aboriginal hunting practice helps kangaroos

Green (Living) Review

This hunting tradition has been practiced for more than a century, and studies show that these fires have ecological benefits. Thus, the Martu play an important role in conservation by maintaining a varied environment in which they live and hunt that benefits kangaroos and other wildlife.

Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

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Yes, the earth has gone around the sun twice since the uproar from birders and other lovers of wildlife managed to convince the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to table the idea of hunting Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee for two years. Cancel the 17-year-old annual festival, and propose a hunting season on cranes. If it’s an attempt to resuscitate the slowly dying sport of hunting, it’s ill-advised, and unlikely to have the desired effect.

Hunting the Mountain Witch

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Be prepared for a witch-hunt of note but, with a little luck and some local expertise, the elusive Mountain Witch might just make an appearance. Besides my 3rd grade teacher, I had never encountered a witch before.

Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

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Our Snow Leopard sat, quite Cheetah-like, before stalking off and once again rolling in the gravel, apparently an indication of the desire to mask its scent before a hunt. We could not believe our fortune, could we really be treated to a Snow Leopard hunt – this was beyond our wildest dreams? This was truly an incredible encounter we had been so, so fortunate to witness; a full Snow Leopard hunt from beginning to end including the take and kill.

A Hunting Snowy Egret

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The egret used two different hunting strategies. It was odd to watch a single bird use such drastically different hunting styles and I really don’t have an explanation as to why.

Duck Hunt 2013

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So as many of my loyal readers know, I have a very mixed relationship with vagrants and the chasing thereof. Nevertheless, when a Baikal Teal was reported by the illustrious Radd Icenoggle just outside Missoula, I couldn’t very well ignore the siren call. Especially once the bird made the front page of the Missoulian and my friends started asking me about it. My quest began on Tuesday, two days after the first sighting and mere hours after the second set of x-rays on my wrist. (It’s

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People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Thousands of indigenous Maasai are being forced off their land at gunpoint, in an illegal land grab orchestrated by the Tanzanian government and a company based in the United Arab Emirates that wants to operate luxury hunting safaris.

Hunting and Conservation: A Personal Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

My hunting partner, Lindsey, was wedged in the back of the plane between backpacks and rifle cases, probably thinking the same thing. We were starting a 10-day hunting trip into the front range of the Mackenzie Mountains. Hunting isn’t just about killing or hanging a head on your wall.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

Green Prophet

Last year, Green Prophet broadcast the alarming news of a Saudi prince who poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan. The hunters use falcons to kill the birds; special hunting permits also allow temporary import and re-export of the falcons.

Another Reason Not To Hunt Sandhill Cranes

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Asides sandhill crane huntingThis is an interesting article based on the research of Mark Berres into the genetic diversity of different populations of eastern Sandhill Cranes.

Vulture hunts down and ravages Sea Turtles

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A pack of Black Vultures viscously savage a turtle But that is not all they do, they also hunt in packs, overpowering even the largest of the adult Olive Ridley Turtles, to then feast on them slowly.

The hunt for happiness

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's world we are being told – brainwashed into believing actually – that material things will bring us happiness. How wrong. We are told that if we just work hard enough, get the right job, and earn more money we will be able to buy all those things that bring us happiness.

The Counterproductive Escapades Of Hunt Saboteurs

Eccorazzi

A recent Hunt Saboteurs excursion in Shackerstone, England, has resulted in one balaclava-wearing woman getting whipped on the head, and another chap getting spat on and called a “gay c**t.” Hunting is not (and has never been) banned. Vegans don’t go hunting.

Witch Hunt or Just Prosecution?

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While we at 10,000 Birds wouldn’t advocate taking such an approach , it is not without its merits: Nico Dauphine told a D.C. superior court judge in response to the allegations, “absolutely not, no I did not.” ” The Ph.D. Smithsonian Institute researcher is accused of trying to poison street cats outside her apartment building on 15th Street in Northwest. Dauphine works at the National Zoo studying wild birds, where her research has focused on one of birds’ enemies: cats.

Ricky Gervais’ Fox Hunt Opposition on Twitter.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only animal rights awareness David Cameron fox hunt foxes Ricky Gervais UKIn BBC news, British comedians are taking up the plight of the fox and raising awareness via social media and they are ve.

Using benefit transfer to value an elk hunt

Environmental Economics

Aren't you supposed to be quiet when you are hunting? Using the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated recreation, if Mark, Dusty, Johnny and the Senator (what happened to Claire Marie? [link]. If so, why are they yelling? And the third panel is ominous.

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.

A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

Anti-hunting note in newspaper

Green (Living) Review

I think I have seen it all now, but then again, I have come across those people myself before; or at least they were similarly disposed. One can but wonder what planet these people actually come from.

Pet Me before I Die: The Truth about Cub Petting & Canned Lion Hunting.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems animal abuse animal rights canned hunting lion cubs lions petting trophy huntingThe truth is that with every visit, photo, or donation to an organization keeping lion cubs we are supporting a whole circle of suffering. We support the.

Killing Fields: Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds

Green Prophet

It is a little known fact outside of conservation and hunting circles, Sherif Baha el Din from Nature Conservation Egypt told The Guardian, but Egyptian hunters will destroy thousands of migratory birds in the coming weeks as they make their way from Europe back to Africa for the winter.

Why Not Allow Crane Hunting?

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Julie’s six reasons are pretty convincing. And Greg takes number three and expands on it quite a bit in this excellent post. Asides

A Treasure Hunt for Prairie Wildflowers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Each year, Nature Conservancy staff engage in a treasure hunt. We’re seeking something rarer than precious gems, and more valuable per ounce than silver. This treasure appears every year for a short time, and then disappears. We are looking for seeds of native plants to sow on our preserves.

Knowledge Problem: Sequester Reporting Scavenger Hunt

Environmental Economics

Michael Giberson: Brace yourself, sequester is coming! The news has been filled with horror stories over the pain threatened by the sequester cuts. these

Iowa to Allow Hunting of Mourning Doves

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For the first time since 1918 hunters will be able to hunt Mourning Doves in Iowa – but with one big caveat. Lead ammunition will not be allowed. Thoughts? Asides

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Kathmandu: hunt for the green heart

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A winding road climbs into the 700-acre forest of ancient trees that was once the private hunting grounds of the royal family.

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Emirates Airline Bans Hunting Trophies from its Cargo

Eccorazzi

Another victory for the fight against trophy hunting. Emirates Airline recently announced that it will no longer allow passengers to bring along hunting trophies onboard.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hunting and fire — wartilpa and waru — are inextricably linked for the Martu people, the traditional owners of the Western Desert. In winter, the Martu burn as they hunt to clear away the spinifex grass, making it easier to locate goanna burrows and tracks in the rust-colored sands.

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

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Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. At issue is that millions of birds each year end up eating the lead and dying.

Lion Hunt Raffle Angers Animal Activists

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Martin Nel Safaris was selling 100 tickets at $1,500 Read More The post Lion Hunt Raffle Angers Animal Activists appeared first on Ecorazzi. A controversial raffle that offered hunters the chance to kill a lion at a conservation area has, unsurprisingly, outraged animal activists.

UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt Switches to Vegan Diet

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Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt appears to be switching over to a vegan diet after watching an animal cruelty video on Facebook. The ‘Super Samoan’ reposted the video from Last Chance Read More The post UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt Switches to Vegan Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt

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In light of the recent Read More The post Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt appeared first on Ecorazzi. For the first time in more than twenty-five years, whales migrating through Antarctic waters will no longer be under threat by the Japanese whaling fleet.

How About a No-Hunting Stamp?

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I’ve never hid my disdain for how the Duck Stamp skews perceptions of who uses and supports public refuges in the United States. Thankfully, others are challenging the assumptions inherent in this very flawed system. Ingrid Taylar at The Free Quark is in the middle of an astute inquiry into the issue of non-hunters and the NWR system as well as potential alternatives to the status quo.

Hunt has begun for ‘good lifers’

Green (Living) Review

The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality

Nature Conservancy - Science

There is a common belief that a “snipe hunt” is some sort of wild goose chase, a hazing ritual for naïve outdoors folk. The truth of the mythical snipe hunt is that the “fake” tools and techniques a rube is supposed to use are actual tools and techniques for catching real snipe. .

5 Simple Lessons on Love from Good Will Hunting.

Elephant Journal

Good Will Hunting is one of Robin Williams’ greatest films. After Williams’ death in 2014, the bench he sat on with Matt Damon in the film became an icon with flowers and quotes written on the ground below it.

Moby Asks Hunting Supporters to Meet Dawn the Fox (Video)

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Richard Mellvile Hall, known by his stage name “Moby” tweeted on Twitter: “if you''re in support of fox hunting (or, well, any hunting) please watch this.” Read More The post Moby Asks Hunting Supporters to Meet Dawn the Fox (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi.

The Hardcore Huntress: When Hunting Becomes Immoral. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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