Category Archives: Improvements

Importance of Threatened Species Commissioner

​SavingSpecies isn’t easy.  It requires choices like using baiting compounds such as 1080 to eradicate feral predators.  But our animals deserve our support.  And our scientists can show us how to save them safely, effectively and justifiably.  
Today I visited Kapiti Island with DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki.  One of New Zealand’s island arks, Kapiti represents over a decade of hard work by Department of Conservation’s rangers.  The island is now feral predator free.  Baiting with biodegradable 1080 was essential for the eradications.  Now there are no more rats, FeralCats or stoats.  New Zealand’s wildlife is coming back.  The birds and lizards are safe from harm.  Safe from extinction.  The science shows the island has no toxic residues from the biodegradable baiting.  
A bird chorus that almost disappeared from New Zealand has come back.  
Share to show your support for rangers in New Zealand and Australia who are doing their best for our wildlife.  
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) Forest & Bird Invasive Species Council PestSmart Maggie Barry MP Parks and Recreation Parks Australia Queensland National Parks NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Wellington Zoo New Zealand Ecological Society New Zealand Birds Online BirdLife International BirdLife Australia
Threatened Species commissioner Twitter:
https://mobile.twitter.com/tscommissioner?lang=en
Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/TSCommissioner/?locale2=en_GB

Threatened Species Commissioner Government website:

https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/commissioner

Stop the Bird Killing in the Mediterranean

Please read as there is more in the link.

If you can afford it and if it feels right for you please donate.If not please share as someone else might like to.
‘Exhausted migratory birds are trapped in glue, in agony from thirst and exhaustion. Squeezed to death, tangled in fine nets, millions are massacred this way every year before they can reach their breeding grounds. In an Egyptian market, ducks and orioles with broken wings are carried on a merchant’s back alive before being killed. Countless raptors and other migratory birds such as Turtle Doves await their fate in cages. Many of you will have seen our graphic video of illegal bird killing practices in the Mediterranean (it reached over 3 million people in three days), or you may have been shocked to learn this at last year’s Birdfair.

 

The 2015 Birdfair coincided with the launch of our first ever assessment of the scope and scale of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean region. The report, entitled The Killing, estimated that approximately 25 million birds may be illegally killed in the region every year. Twice a year on migration through the Mediterranean, Sociable Lapwing, Red-footed Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle and 22 other globally threatened species are running the gauntlet.

 

What has BirdLife International been doing to restore a safe flyway for these migratory birds? Our objective is to end illegal and indiscriminate killing of birds and ensure legal, responsible and sustainable hunting – in areas where hunting does take place. It is a long road ahead, but progress is being made. We’re making a three-pronged attack in the Eastern Mediterranean: reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds, and ensuring adequate law enforcement.

 

We can stop this massacre but we need your help. Please donate now to fund our work. If you only wish to keep up with our updates, you may leave us your e-mail address.”
http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/stopping-bird-killing-mediterranean

Children and Conservation

​In a world were humans have become disconnected from nature and destroy nature and her creatures in various forms, these education programs come as a true blessing and open the doors for a better future for earth and nature and therefore also for humanity as we depend on nature to exist,but Nature doesn’t depend on us…
‘Studies have shown that children learn to love and connect much more easily with nature than adults because they naturally explore and learn through social engagements.
In an effort to get children interested in bird conservation and provide practical and sustainable solutions that will benefit nature and people in the future, BirdLife International experts and other conservation stakeholders in Senegal have given kids the opportunity to develop a lasting interest in bird science.’

Read the full article by clicking on the link below.

http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/children-taught-identify-and-count-birds-senegal

How to feed Birds,People and other Wildlife in Harmony

​Very interesting and encouraging read 🙂

In Buffalo, New York, gardeners are growing crops and native plants to bring food and wildlife to communities in need.

Read more: 

http://www.audubon.org/news/revitalizing-vacant-city-lots-feed-people-and-birds?ms=digital-eng-email-ea-newsletter-20161021_oct_wingspan_wide&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20161021_oct_wingspan&utm_content=wide&emci=2d817cf5-dd97-e611-80c3-000d3a130657&emdi=5dd5385d-8198-e611-80c3-000d3a130657&fn&ln&em=jhoward%40abcbirds.org&add1&ci&st&pc&p&hp

Bird Friendly Alameda Canopy Design Proposal

​The proposed design for the new ferry terminal in Alameda, Calif., looks like a win for passengers and birds. A clear, 48-foot panel will shield people on the pier from wind and rain—and use bird-safe glass that follows ABC ( Anerican Bird Conservancy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ux-DaS_l-E

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This one helps to wake people up and to.become conscious-hence I do it.

Opens my head chakra with ease.guidelines. As an extra precaution, wire mesh will be used to screen the glass to protect birds like endangered California Least Tern, which nests nearby, the East Bay Times reports.

Alameda: Canopy design proposed for ferry terminal

Bird friendly Ethopian coffee

Via Yard Map: http://content.yardmap.org/

Enjoy coffee? Consider Ethiopian shade grown coffee for your next cup. Highest relative bird biodiversity is found on plantations there: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150204-ethiopia-shade-coffee-bird-friendly-environment-ngfood-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150204-ethiopia-shade-coffee-bird-friendly-environment-ngfood-science/

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Here is a more extended article about birds and the Ethopian coffee.One line I like most out of the article:

“The birds that are found in the forest understory are also the birds that potentially benefit the farmers by consuming insects,” allowing farmers to avoid the costs and hazards of pesticide use…”

Read more:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205082924.htm

Illegal Bird of Prey Persecution

Illegal bird of prey persecution:

10/02/2015-CABS staff (h

ttp://m.komitee.de/node/31)

freed a Buzzard from an illegal trap in Steinfurt (NWR District) of Germany. The weakened raptor was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital and will spend time recuperating in a local Bird of Prey rehabilitation centre. Although under European law Cage or Box traps are permitted for trapping of some mammal species, they must be inconspicuous to none target species and inspected at regular intervals to prevent unnecessary suffering. Given the trap was baited with a live dove it can be reliably inferred that the trap was set specifically to target protected Birds of Prey. Police investigations are ongoing.

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If you can afford it please donate to the CABS team:

http://m.komitee.de/node/89

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