Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

10,000 Birds

The definition of the word HUNT is “to chase or search for game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation. People don’t respect wildlife.

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

10,000 Birds

Seeing a wild Snow Leopard is every wildlife enthusiast’s dream, probably the ultimate and most elusive wildlife experience on the planet. 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?

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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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. The Service is committed to strengthening and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities,” said Ashe. “By National wildlife refuges provide premier outdoor recreational opportunities across the Nation. Why would you open it up to hunting?

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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.

Oregon Wolf Hunt On Hold

Wend Magazine

A scheduled wolf hunt in northeastern Oregon will remain on hold. In September , the Imnaha wolfpack found itself under the close watch of local ranchers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). At least for awhile.

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Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

10,000 Birds

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. Tennessee started a festival around the event, just for wildlife watchers. Cancel the 17-year-old annual festival, and propose a hunting season on cranes. It’s bad wildlife management.

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. Their counsel also alleged that illegal acts had been carried out in national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and protected areas.

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.

Kentucky’s Crane Hunt-It Ain’t Over…

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For those of you who’ve been following the drama unfolding in Kentucky regarding a sandhill crane hunt, there’s bad news. An eight-member commission unanimously approved the hunt proposal in early June. Go ahead and check out his company, Southern Wildlife Resources LLC.

Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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Not long ago, I posted a list of the 25 best National Wildlife Refuges for birding. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a list of NWRs that have been created or expanded with Duck Stamp funds. Conservation duck stamp Federal Duck Stamp National Wildlife Refuges USFWS

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Butte Valley Wildlife Area and Meiss Lake

10,000 Birds

A few weeks ago I led a field trip to Butte Valley Wildlife Area. Like many “wildlife areas” it is open to waterfowl hunting during the season. The road into the wildlife area was a treasure trove of birds.

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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.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Great Eggcase Hunt

Nature Conservancy - Science

Eggcase hunting. What Is The Great Eggcase Hunt? Would you like to go on a hunt for mermaid’s purses? “Although the Great Eggcase Hunt was established in the UK, eggcase hunting can take place all over the world. Why Is The Great Eggcase Hunt Important?

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 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

After Cecil, Hunting Bans May Cause More Problems for Wildlife

Eccorazzi

Now, a week after the senseless murder of Read More The post After Cecil, Hunting Bans May Cause More Problems for Wildlife appeared first on Ecorazzi. First there was shock and outrage; then there was an outpouring of support. After that, a call for justice and political change.

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

I hear them constantly calling with that steadily repeated squealing keeyuur, keeyuur, keeyuur , and I see them more often in early summer hunting for food for their nestlings. That being said, I found this juvenile recently at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

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

10,000 Birds

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. Fishing accounted for 21 percent and hunting 7 percent.

Ricky Gervais’ Fox Hunt Opposition on Twitter.

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Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Wild Boars are hunted illegally as well. Wildlife in Israel have always been under threat from economic over-development and hunting, including poaching by migrant farm workers. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction.

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. .

Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife

Eccorazzi

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

Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

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Peregrine Falcon at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. BBC Nature has a really cool video of the Peregrine hunting a pigeon in a stoop. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures.

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.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

Greentumble

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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Witch Hunt or Just Prosecution?

10,000 Birds

An online lecture by Dauphine is entitled “apocalypse meow – free ranging cats and the destruction of American wildlife.” 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.

World Wildlife Fund Ousts King of Spain for Elephant Hunting

Eccorazzi

The King of Spain gets kicked out of World Wildlife Fund Spain due to hunting in Botswana. Read More The post World Wildlife Fund Ousts King of Spain for Elephant Hunting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News king juan carlos king of spain

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

Elephant Journal

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.

3 Tips for Well-Intentioned Readers about Cecil the Lion & Wildlife in Africa.

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10 Great State Parks for Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

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.

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

10,000 Birds

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. Setting land aside in the public domain in perpetuity is probably the most substantive thing we do for wildlife conservation.

The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

10,000 Birds

He has visited more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges in 20 states and frequently visits NWRs in his travels, most recently Buenos Aires NWR in southern Arizona. The focus on Malheur is and was appropriate, but we should not lose sight of the significance of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. The debates regarding the appropriate use of our public lands are likely to continue and most Americans are unaware of the importance of the System to wildlife conservation.

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.”

Emirati Royalty Threaten 48,000 Maasai in Lucrative Hunting Deal

Green Prophet

A new campaign attempts to stop a hunting deal in Tanzania forcing 48,000 members of Africa’s Maasai tribe off their land so Middle Eastern royalty can hunt lions and leopards in the Serengeti.

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

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Spring’s Top 10 Wildlife Spectacles

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s the perfect time of year for a wildlife road trip. Wildlife watchers are a friendly lot; ask folks where they’re having the best sightings. Now is a great time to watch them on the hunt. But you can see hunting raptors, even in the city.

Top 10 Winter Wildlife Experiences to Enjoy Near You

Nature Conservancy - Science

In colder climes, the lack of tree cover and a white snowy backdrop makes finding birds and other wildlife easier – even in cities and suburbs. Here are ten of my favorite winter wildlife activities: Go owling. Unlike most Idaho owls they hunt during the day.

Growing Up Osprey: Wildlife Reality TV Returns to Osprey Cam

Nature Conservancy - Science

However, as they grow, feeding them can become a two-osprey job and Josie may pitch in with some hunting forays of her own. The fledglings must also learn to feed themselves – outside of nesting season, ospreys are typically solitary and hunt for themselves. “It

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

10,000 Birds

The Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act , which went into effect seventy-nine years ago on July 1, 1934, authorized the annual issuance of what is popularly known as the Duck Stamp. In 1976, Congress changed the official name to the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp , presumably to broaden its appeal to non-hunters. Why promote the stamp to waterfowl hunters when it is mandatory that they buy one to hunt waterfowl? million hunting visits.

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

10,000 Birds

Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. In California, where there is already a ban to protect released California Condors , the Ventana Wildlife Society is giving away non-lead ammunition with the hope that it will encourage hunters to follow the law. You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban.