Marine Life Top of CITES Meeting Agenda

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On its agenda is Monaco's proposal to have a complete ban on the international commercial trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna. Oh look, more meetings. From Al Jazeera. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or Cites that opened in the Qatari capital on Saturday will be discussing 42 proposals during the next two weeks.

Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

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The Canadian government is so damn stubborn on this issue. The second half of the article deals with their attempts at pushing that damn seal hunt. Is it THAT much a part of its economy? Canada needs to stop exploiting its natural resources and move into a more sophisticated type of economy. You'd think they were a developing nation with nothing else to offer.

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The Conflict Between Animal Welfare and Agribusiness

Critter News

This article pretty much sums up how the two agendas are simply at cross-purposes. Compassion is perceived to hurt profits. It spotlights the Humane Society, but I think it's a pretty universal comparison.

Polar Bear Hunters Face Battle Over Extinction Worries

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A limit on the hunting of polar bears by sportsmen and native Arctic people will top the agenda at an international summit in Norway tomorrow, seen as vital to the survival of the predator. Native and sport polar bear hunters may be facing more restrictions due to increasing threats to bear populations.

An Embarrassment of Riches

10,000 Birds

This visit to southern Spain, however, fell in the middle of raptor migration, so flamingos were not on my agenda. I am embarrassed.

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Beljarica Backwaters: Some good news announced (but not yet official)

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Yet, the environmental problems are pulling people together, uniting the people with very different political views with the simplest of all agendas: “We want to breathe clean air, we want clean tap water.” I am not used to good news, and am suspicious of them.

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On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Any other factories on the agenda? It just so happens that after I read Bea's comment from yesterday about reaching kids with our message I saw a New York Times article from today called " Where Little Chefs Learn the Art of Slicing and Dicing ," by Ann Farmer. Farmer writes about the Creative Cooks Culinary Center in Brooklyn, where kids 5 to 11-years old are taught cooking in a place "that treats the culinary arts as an anthropological adventure."

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Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

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I still talk about it to anyone who will listen and when we return to normal again and the National Science Teachers Convention reschedules, I hope to get back on the agenda and spread the word there when I introduce the new curriculum I helped create at Cornell. * * * *.

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Guide to birding the Forgotten Road in the Djerdap National Park, Serbia

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And in order to evaluate its potential, my agenda was to spend whole two days in the park and to produce the best possible evaluation based on that visit. That first field trip to Djerdap Gorge National Park, eight years ago, was made as a part of an ecotourism potential evaluation project.

On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

Film is a visual medium and through direction, dialogue, editing, music and any effects, the filmmaker presents (in this case) his agenda. (Sigh.) Here's the idea you have to get used to when it comes to Food Inc.: One message is that there's nothing wrong with eating animals, and in fact it's fantastic and thrilling and a win-win-win (people-planet-profits) when you eat animals that were "produced" by Polyface Farms.

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New York State’s First Common Greenshank

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With nothing particular on the agenda I could go see the bird! There I was, enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home on a rainy and blustery day, resting on my laurels after seeing lots of good birds on Saturday and Sunday morning. I picked up my iPhone because, well, this is the twenty-first century and that’s apparently what we do, and was amazed to see that a few minutes earlier word had went out that a Common Greenshank had been found at Timber Point Country Club.

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Birding or Birdwatching? A Backyard Realization

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Nothing was on my agenda for that afternoon. Sliding the glass door to my Florida backyard, I shuffled my slipper-clad feet and closed the opening behind me. The sun had broken through an early morning haze, warming my backyard to over 70 degrees F – a bright spot in what had been a generally gloomy February. Plopping myself down on a bright blue chair, I carefully placed my binoculars on my lap and picked up my knitting. My view? A straight shot to my bird feeder.

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Always Question a Scientist

Critter News

And those scientists are humans with the same motivations and agendas as any other human. and an accountant and an economist and any other "expert" that uses their field to claim a moral authority. This statement is mainly motivated by a recent conversation with someone who has a science degree (I think it's biology), but who actually works for a clinical testing company.

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On the Fence

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If you try to analyze the hidden meanings in each birds caption, you will drive yourself crazy as there is no hidden agenda. With an election coming up I thought I would present this collection of strictly non-political, indecisive birds, who are on the fence about a variety of issues. The Red-tailed Hawk above is on the fence about flying off, or staying for the rest of this post.

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Crows, Contest Killing, and Communication

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Defenders of the gun club accused me of lying, of distorting facts, of being anti-hunting, of being an animal rights activist, of being allied with the dreaded Friends of Animals, of hiding my true agenda (gun control), and of being unconcerned that animal lovers were supposedly threatening members of the gun club with death. What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.

The Pacific Wren of the San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Nest-building must have been on their agenda, for they hopped this way and that with delicate moss bits hanging from their tiny beaks. The air was cooler in the Redwood Grove than the surrounding, sunlit areas of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The light that did make it through the thick branches of the trees reached the ground in patches, making patterns on the thin, winding trails.

Suburban Roadrunners of Southern Missouri

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Last year, I finally crossed paths with Cerulean Warbler , but this year, with little birding on the agenda, I needed something easy. There’s no species of bird more associated with the North American desert than Greater Roadrunner. Just mention the bizarre giant ground cuckoo and you are instantly transported to a land of bare dirt, rocky outcroppings, and giant saguaro cacti with great arms reaching towards the intense and unabating sun.

Wildlife and Life Celebrations

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Name-calling and charges of agenda-promoting ensued. Recently a baby was born in North Carolina with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal abnormality so severe most carriers die at birth. As the baby survived days, weeks, and months, his parents created an entire social media life for him, including Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and a gofundme site to help with medical bills.

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The Top-5 Birding Hotspots of Serbia

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I chalked up 132 species in a pretty relaxed eight days, during which birds shared the agenda with culture. “I would certainly recommend Serbia to visiting birders. My own trip was not an intensive birding experience, and August is clearly not the most productive month. Nonetheless, I visited some excellent habitats, especially the flooded wetlands, and saw some good birds,” wrote the UK Birdwatch Magazine journalist Mike Unwin of his bird tour of northern Serbia 15 years ago.

How Close Is “Too Close” To An Owl?

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They don’t know that’s not on your agenda. I had an interesting email come in this winter: “I have been photographing birds for the past 8 years and have been confronted by numerous “Rude Birders.” ” My question that I hope you can help me with is what would be considered a safe distance to photograph Northern Saw-what Owls? My practice has normally been 6-10 feet from the subject since i have a 300mm lens.

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Have There Been Any Positive Aspects of the Malheur NWR Occupation?

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Ken Ivory is not the only politician trying to advance this agenda. Just yesterday the FBI was able to complete its evidence gathering and clearing of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, returning the refuge back to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and freeing the seventeen refuge employees to go back to work. So far the cost of the Malheur NWR occupation is estimated at over $3.3 million 1.

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Snipe and not Snipe

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If interviewed on day-time television, top of the producer’s agenda for discussion would be the titillating subject of sexual role reversal. Long Valley is an intensively farmed area at the confluence of two rivers in the former British ‘New Territories’ of Hong Kong. It is divided into small plots, mostly less than 50m 2 where the use of large machines is impractical and human labour is the main method of cultivation.

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Rough and Ruddy

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The birders scattered and went on to other things, including my group which had Harlequin Ducks and Black-chinned Hummingbirds on the agenda. Become a birder and you’re suddenly a litterateur, too. It’s not much of a selling point, I suppose, but how else to explain the fact that birders, simply by association with the width and breadth of avifauna across the wide world, are also students of the english language.

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Birding Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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No, I have no such diabolical agendas! This past Sunday was a hot sunny day in New York and the family and I took full advantage of it, exploring Rockefeller State Park Preserve, a pretty park in Westchester County, not too far north of the Bronx. The trails that wound through woods and across meadows were wonderful and the lake, though small, is a beauty, and the entire park is just chock full of nice landscapes. Fortunately for me, there were birds around too!

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Back from the West!

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The birds weren’t high on the agenda while we were in Wyoming but I still managed to see some. After sixteen days touring the interior west and west coast of the United States with my family I am back in New York City. Well, actually, I got back a couple of days ago but between catching up on sleep, having to go to work, and dealing with a health issue this is my first chance to write about the trip at all.

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“Purple Martins” by Carl Sandburg

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Interestingly, if this reading is correct, Sandburg sets up the man who is opposed to “doctrinaire&# behavior by birds as doctrinaire and by expressing support for l’art pour l’art , which could be seen as pushing an instructional agenda in the poem,sets himself up as didactic.

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On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

Animal Person

Once you know what his title is, there is little to be surprised about regarding his rhetoric, but it's still interesting to see how he spins his topic, and particularly how authoritative he tries to sound when it's clear that his agenda either doesn't allow for him to educate himself or doesn't allow for him to admit that his agenda trumps the facts. Bea directed me to the Animal Welfare Special Report at , in which Rep.

No Snow on Long Island

10,000 Birds

We switched up our agenda and decided to join Seth and Gene and a trio of Staten Islanders on a trip around Long Island looking for lingering rarities and anything else that we might manage to come across on a full day’s birding. Saturday was set aside for birding.

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A Bad Day For The Environment With More To Come

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And resistance to this anti-environmental agenda is essential if we want to keep our country, and our planet, safe for future generations. “On Wednesday morning, activists from Greenpeace unfurled a massive yellow and orange banner with the word ‘Resist’ on a tall crane behind the White House,” read the NPR story.

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

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Hunters and groups like the NRA consistently leverage the power of Duck Stamp funding to promote hunter-friendly agendas (such as expansion of hunting rights on refuges) sometimes overriding the voices of non-hunters whose wildlife considerations are often different yet equally valid. President Obama has added 10 new refuges in his first term.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

For that you can blame a cowardly food industry and a cynical consumer movement, willing to sacrifice lives to further its antinuclear agenda. To the Editor: Re “ The Burger That Shattered Her Life: Trail of E. Coli Shows Flaws in Ground Beef Inspection System ” (front page, Oct. 4): Your article about E.

What Happened in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2017

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Next on the agenda was the drive up and over the mountains with time to check for Bare-shanked Screech-Owl and Dusky Nightjar. If you do eBird , there’s a pretty good chance you were birding somewhere on May 13th. You may have birding from the window of your home, you may have been counting birds at a local wildlife refuge, you may have been counting birds on a feverish run from one end of a state to the next.

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Australia’s extinct and threatened bird species

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The environment is rarely very high on any government’s agenda when they are planning for the future, but with the help of awareness from the general public that we do all care about our wild life we can hope for change in the future. Australia is a vast country with a very small human population, which mostly clings to the edge of the continent. There are only approximately 23 million people in the whole country, which is about 10 million less than the state of California.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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Those opposed have anti-hunting agendas and can not be allowed to dictate what game species are hunted. home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?! Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?! By Julie • March 14, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky.

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Trump or Cruz? Clinton or Sanders? NOA! Vote for me!

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My agenda is to help to make the Ross Sea an international marine protected area. Yes, none of the above. Vote for me! But what do I stand for? What do I want to deliver? This is WHY. And I do need YOUR VOTE for that. But am I qualified for the job? What experience do I have to confirm my qualifications? E.g., up to 10 percent of the European population of Pygmy Cormorants overwinters in Belgrade , Serbia.

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Jochen’s Top 10 birds of 2016

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Shore Larks were therefore very high on my agenda during the last few days of the year as I found myself on the island Sylt, where they can frequently be found in salt marshes along the coast. The year 2016 was not a particularly birdy year for me, mostly because I didn’t get to go on business trips to Indonesia or Kazakhstan, as was frequently the case during the last few years. I did not see any lifers whatsoever in 2016, making it my first lifer-free year since around 2010.

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