Trump administration poses new threat to birds in allowing ‘incidental’ killings
By Andy Blatchford (via msn.com)
OTTAWA – High population density is a feature of most Group of Seven capitals — but Ottawa stands out among its international peers these days with an unusual demographic situation: a sudden influx of bears.
Black bear sightings surged of late in Canada’s national capital region. Conservation officials say they’ve already had to round up more than 30 of the large mammals roaming urban areas since the start of the month.
From a human’s perspective, the bears have been getting into mischief. Locals have seen them wandering along leafy residential streets, nosing through backyard compost containers and one was even spotted rambling the alleys of Ottawa’s touristy ByWard Market.
Many of the wayward animals, including the one affectionately nicknamed “ByWard Bear,” were seen or scooped up within a few kilometres of Parliament Hill.
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Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks
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by Greg Rasmussen (via msn.com)
Ken Pearce throttles back on his outboard motor, his boat slowing as it cuts through the waters of the lower Fraser River near Steveston, B.C.
He’s spotted a half-dozen seals swimming in a side channel.
“They’ve fed on the rising tide and now they’re coming in to soak up the sun and snooze,” he says.
Pearce views the animals as a major threat to migrating salmon and the endangered killer whales that feed on them.
He wants tens of thousands of them killed in a commercial hunt.
His group, Pacific Balance Pinniped Society, has support from some First Nations, commercial fishing groups and elements of the sport fishing industry.
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Japan’s push to resume whaling for profit – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45364696
A film has been made by Lizzie Daly a leading wildlife biologist and BBC presenter – ‘Silent Slaughter: The Shooting of Scotland’s Seals’