Springtime Tree Cutting and Wildlife

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The Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center in Norristown covers four Pennsylvania counties (including Philadelphia) and takes in over 3000 animals a year. Cutting one tree down displaced two very different wildlife families,” said Michele. Banner photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Faithful Loons and Human Lunacy

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Because Loons’ coastal wintering habitats can be severely impacted by oil spills and other human activities, this information has important implications for wildlife managers. Every year there manage to be two Loons out in front of the cabin, up in Minnesota’s lake country. They nest on the same, ever-expanding semi-floating but occasionally shrinking nest over behind the point, so we can’t see the nest without going across the marsh in a canoe.

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Get Thee To A Wildlife Rehabilitator

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If that’s not possible, she needs the knowledgeable care of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Wildlife rehabbers love the public. Why do wildlife rehabilitators not love the public? The state of Indiana has been soliciting comments for a bill which would make the above scenario legal for 90 days, creating an uproar among those who are licensed to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Birds injured wildlife orphaned wildlife screech owl wildlife rehabilitator

Wildlife Rehabilitators vs. Bird Thieves

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The crows are not friendly to humans, although they sometimes make an exception for the person who raised them. I’d check my bank statements anyway,” cracked Michele Wellard, of Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill Center Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic , during one of our frequent Rehabber FaceBook Free-For-Alls. The Common Grackle pictured at left was a patient at Wildlife Care Alliance in Virginia. “I Birds Bird Behavior wildlife rehabilitators

The Effects of Wildfires on Wildlife

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According to a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study, human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the western U.S. So what do these facts mean for our wildlife? Fire can also cause wildlife to be burned, dehydrated and malnourished. In the months after a fire, wildlife populations can suffer substantial losses due to habitat alteration and destruction. News CalFire Carr Fire wildfires wildlife

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Situation Critical for Zimbabwe Wildlife

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War and chaos is bad for everyone, human and non-human. Out-of-control poaching is apparently wiping out all sort of wildlife, including hippos. Tags: bush meat poaching zimbabwe wildlife In Zimbabwe, activists claim impoverished Zimbabweans are killing elephants and eating them.

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak. Violation of the law would be punishable by substantial fines, plus the cat owners would be required to perform community service at a local wildlife rehabilitation facility. They’d also have to pay for every aspect of care the injured bird requires, as well as the emotional suffering of the wildlife rehabilitator!”.

CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. The Humane Society of the United States, whose members are outraged over the photo, are exchanging thousands of Facebook and Twitter posts and plan to urge California State Assembly members and Senators to vote to have Richards removed from the commission. wildlife management california Stupid mountain lions hunting idaho

Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human. Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species From EcoWorldly.the frozen carcass of a baby tiger was found in the trunk of a taxi cab on its way to a buyer in Hanoi.

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A Tribute to a Wildlife Lover’s Support Team

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It’s a rough world for wildlife. Part of a wildlife rehabilitator’s job description should be a willingness to have your heart smashed to bits over and over again. More than 90% of wildlife injuries are caused by humans. I loudly curse people out, I routinely wish everyone would disappear and leave a world populated only by wildlife, I mock the word “humanity.” Birds dogs wild bird rehabilitators wildlife rehabilitators

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

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Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

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Wildlife Crime Watch" is a new program implemented by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Emphasis will be placed on wildlife and environmental issues but traditional crime prevention will also be addressed. Through community meetings, neighbors will learn more about each other and how to protect wildlife, the environment, personal property and human life. Tags: wildlife crime poaching hunting us Sounds intriguing.

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Elton’s Egret

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Normally the slender, fairy-feathered shorebirds are shy and avoid the humans who encroach on their territory. He found it in Gay Frazee , a skilled wildlife rehabber who runs Wildlife ER on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Snowy Egrets like to keep their distance.

How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

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Occasionally I host wildlife rehabilitator vent-fests, where I post a question on Facebook and duly note the rehabber responses. Today’s topic comes from Tracy Anderson in Hawaii: what was the strangest container (or method of transport) in which you have received wildlife?

Interesting Ads In The Wildlife Industry

10,000 Birds

I get one called The Wildlife Professional for the Wildlife Society, that’s put out for wildlife technicians who work in the field. Here are some ads: This is from Advanced Telemetry Systems and it advertises how you can tag wildlife like coyotes and then check on your animals from anywhere…even from your beach vacation…and the magical wireless internet that is available there for your laptop.

Tornado Takes Toll on Wildlife

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Though we obviously recognize that extreme weather causes death and destruction to humans we shouldn’t overlook the damage that it can do to wildlife as well. Birdchick has the sad tale of the destruction of a Minneapolis heronry. Asides

Artist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

10,000 Birds

Artist Enrique Gomez De Molina was sentenced to 20 months in prison and a $6,000 fine in Miami on Friday for trafficking in illegal and threatened wildlife. The artist used parts of animals to create his art: De Molina’s Miami attorney Ben Kuehne said the artist was “extremely remorseful and apologetic,” while fully acknowledging his actions which were opposite to what he meant to express with his art: that humans menace the rich diversity of wildlife.

Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

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Jason’s first contribution tackled the importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System , his second took a deep look at how many birders there really are , and his third looked at the competing interests of sage-grouse and wind turbines. To learn more about one’s favorite National Wildlife Refuge, the first steps are to visit the refuge and its website (and its Friends group website, if any). Destinations national parks national wildlife refuge systemJason A.

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Fledgling Yellow Warblers at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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But after a long weekend in Niagara Falls and Toronto with my extended family, which featured virtually no birding, I was more than willing to get out at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday morning (the 4th of July) to see what was out and about. Not only do fledglings have to deal with growing pains that make adolescent humans look gorgeous, but can you imagine how annoying pinfeathers, like the ones on top of this bird’s head, feel?

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The Gap Between Wildlife and the Animal Rights Movement

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I know on some level, I think that’s something almost all of us can get behind…no one, except the most callous and cold-hearted of the human race things its fine to torture animals, or deny that they are capable of pain and suffering. What I don’t understand is why animal rights organizations almost completely ignore wildlife. Habitat destruction and degradation is far and away the number one reason why wildlife populations are extirpated or go extinct.

American Redstart Nest at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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I’ve lived in Queens for eight years now and have visited Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge over one hundred times while I’ve been here. female American Redstart working on her nest at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Jamaica Bay is a very busy refuge and it’s important that visitors stick to the trails and do their best not to disturb the wildlife. Our wild birds have enough to deal with and they shouldn’t have to suffer from humans acting stupidly.

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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. But eastern Montana contains the equally though differently stunning high plains, a world unto itself with very different wildlife meeting very different challenges. Russell National Wildlife Refuge , more than a million acres of prairie, badlands, coulees, and the massive Fort Peck Reservoir on the Missouri River.

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The Gas Station Bird

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Here’s a quote about bird lungs from Britannica: “Himalayan geese have been observed not only to fly over human climbers struggling to reach the top of Mount Everest, but to honk as they do so.” Above is a gorgeous photo of a Cooper’s Hawk by Ingrid Taylar.

DDT, oil spills, and a wall.

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The Weekly Reader had shocked everyone in class with news of Bald Eagles dying – and humans were to blame! Fast forward to the next decade and humans were at it again. Images of wildlife coated in toxic goo haunted me; particularly the birds. The current administration can now start construction on any of the public lands along the border with no concern for habitats, ecosystems, or wildlife. Destroy the habitats – destroy the wildlife.

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A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia: A Book Review by a Penguin Groupie

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There are two things you need to know about A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia , edited by Robert Burton and John Croxall, and produced by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. The descriptions of the territory’s birds, seals, whales, introduced mammals, invertebrates, and plants are written within the framework of the conversationist, so it is more than a field guide, it is a record of endangered wildlife and the efforts being made to protect it.

Debbie Souza-Pappas: Our Trapped Golden Eagle

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This guest blog was written by Debbie Souza-Pappas, the director and founder of Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Price, Utah. Ipsen of Payson Family Pet Hospital in Payson, Utah, is our wildlife vet and very skilled at orthopedic surgeries. With human patients, it’s easy – you put them in a hospital bed and tell them to ‘stay still.’

2016 63

Tigers To Go Extinct in 15 Years? Thanks China!

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As this article points out , tigers are worth more dead than alive if you use humanity's flawed accounting system. Tags: wildlife crime extinction Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers china It's not only China, but all Asian countries that are playing a major role in reducing this beautiful animal's number.

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India’s Raptor Rescuers

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“It is next to impossible to persuade people in India to donate money for injured raptors,” says Nadeem Shehzad, co-founder of Wildlife Rescue , a registered non-profit in the Chawri Bazar area of Old Delhi. In a sequence of events to which every wildlife rehabilitator can relate, stories of the brothers who cared for injured birds circulated, their telephone began to ring, and their quest for medical knowledge escalated.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

Those that couldn’t - like “broiler&# chickens - would only find it difficult because of human intervention in their breeding. If an animal never existed, s/he would never know s/he never existed, but when an animal lives in pain and fear every day of his/her short life, and then is brutally slaughtered at the hands of humans, s/he knows it. And I don’t want them to die just because humans like the way they taste! __.

Kathy Hershey: Parker, the Playground’s Vulture

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Today’s blog was written by Kathy Hershey, co-founder of Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators in Hope, Indiana. Guardians of human health, and a pretty awesome bird species as well … what a package! Because he’ll always want to seek kids and shoelaces and risk danger to himself, Parker has a new life at our wildlife rehabilitation center, and his story puts a face on these amazing birds.

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Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

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Years ago, I became a wildlife volunteer and advocate because of a cat who caught a bird. The wildlife center was an hour away if I was lucky. I’d been volunteering at rescues through my young adulthood, and I was training as a cat socializer, teaching terrified felines — the unlucky victims of cruel people — to trust humans again. That was my first trip to California Wildlife Center. All of these afflictions are human-caused and largely preventable.

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Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Travis, like all other chimps, no matter how many amazing “human-like&# behaviors they exhibit, are still wild animals who do not belong to anybody else, and who will undoubtedly revert back to their instincts eventually. In addition, chimpanzees have about 5 times the strength of a human male, so if and when they attack, it is going to be brutal - as it was for Herold’s friend, Charla Nash, who is still in critical condition in the hospital.

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SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Two Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings

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Hawksbill turtles are endangered due to human exploitation and habitat degradation. people helping animals rescues wildlifeWe have a real love of turtles, so it is always great to hear of people helping care for them. Recently the SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team received two hawksbill turtle hatchlings that were about two months old. This turtle was covered with algae and fauna, as seen in the photo.

Can Nature Take Care of Itself?

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My work as a wildlife rehabilitator over the past forty-five years has allowed me a unique perspective on a disturbing trend. Consider this: ninety percent of birds treated at wildlife centers are admitted as a result of human interactions that have nothing to do with “nature.” Ironically, the time when a person first finds and brings in or reports an injured bird is the ideal time for education, potentially turning that person into one who appreciates wildlife for life.

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Linda Hufford: A Rehabber Comments on “Collecting” Rare Birds

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This week’s guest blog was written by Linda Hufford, who has been a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in raptors for over twenty years. Upon arrival we were given strict and non-flexible rules: never go even one inch off the ice paths, never allow the tiniest piece of litter to escape, never interact in any way with the wildlife, and cause absolutely no environmental damage. How it is being affected by human intrusions?

China Calls for Tiger Protection

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whether it be animal rights or human rights. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think). India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well.

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Do Not Feed Baby Birds Milk or Bread

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It’s a wonder wildlife rehabilitators have any hair left by the end of the summer, as we’ve been so busy tearing it out over people who have found a baby bird and tried to help by squirting milk down his throat or stuffing him with bread. Call a wildlife rehabilitator! Feeding tiny bits of blueberry will help keep the nestlings hydrated until you can them to a rehabber – which should be as fast as humanly possible. Milk + Wildlife = Big Mistake.

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A Rehabber’s List of Worst Bird Myths

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I asked a group of wildlife rehabilitators: “What are some of the Worst Bird Myths? Bats just love to fly into human hair!” Two: Humans are diurnal, which means they are normally active during the day. Three: Why would anyone , no matter what their species, want to become tangled in human hair? million-year-old early human. Do not learn about how to care for wild birds from the internet: do take the bird to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

2016 63

How To Transport Baby Birds

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Normally wildlife rehabilitators try not to give these kinds of directions. But occasionally it’s clear that something has happened to the parents, or the whole tree has been cut down and there are no alternatives, or the birds had the bad luck to be born in an area where one or more idiotic, soulless humans let their cats roam around outside. Birds nestling birds Northern Mockingbirds wildlife rehabilitators

Proposed Changes to the Duck Stamp Not Well Received

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In 2015 a Federal Duck Stamp Task Force was convened under the auspices of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) consisting of seventeen individuals. There were five issues and recommendations of the group: Issue 1: The conservation benefits of the Duck Stamp are poorly understood among the wildlife viewing community and the public, as well as among much of the hunting community. Create and promote the wildlife conservation stamp.

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The Medicine Bird

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I’ve seen her around, when I was setting my traps,” said the trapper himself, who brought her to Tamarack Wildlife Center , in Saegertown, PA. This is why certain wildlife rehabilitators end up misanthropic and homicidal. But luckily for wildlife there are people like Carol Holmgren, the Executive Director of the Tamarack Wildlife Center. Birds Albino leghold traps leucistic Red-tailed Hawk wildlife rehabilitators

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How To Raise A Baby Bird – Professional Advice With Photos

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Like human babies, young birds are messy. If the bird is truly orphaned and needs help, the best advice is the shortest: take her to a wildlife rehabilitator. Need more information while you’re finding a licensed wildlife rehabilitator? Birds baby birds Native Songbird Care and Conservation raising baby birds wild bird rehabilitator wildlife rehabilitators