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#41 aastra

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:24 PM

What's so difficult? The presence of people is unfavourable for wildlife, except when the presence of people is favourable for wildlife.

 

Also, humankind's impact on nature is overwhelming & devastating, but also trivial & fully reversible over the span of just a few weeks. Even though our modern civilization has never produced more unnecessary waste or been more inefficient with energy usage than during those same few weeks.

 

Also also, birds are deterred by people*, UNLESS the people happen to be surveyors working for Birds Canada. Those surveyors can visit a sensitive site much more frequently than they normally would and it won't have any negative impacts.

 

*this is why people never see birds anywhere, because the birds were deterred


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#42 aastra

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:26 PM

Also, it seems birds prefer motorists to non-motorists.


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#43 aastra

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:27 PM

Pretty straightforward.


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#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:42 AM

Human behaviour likely to deter birds from Esquimalt Lagoon, survey suggests

 

More birds are flocking to Esquimalt Lagoon since the pandemic first began.

 

According to five recent surveys conducted by Birds Canada, the double-crested Cormorant, Rhinocerious Auklet and Pied-billed Grebe all saw increases of more than 200 per cent in the Esquimalt Lagoon/Outer Beach area. For the first time in the past 10 years, killdeer birds were spotted in the Outer Beach area, the part facing towards the ocean from Ocean Boulevard.

 

Notably, the Great Blue Heron was spotted during all five surveys and there were 10 individuals at a single time versus a maximum of three in the past 10 years.

 

“A lot of people have been surprised to hear about the [increase of] herons cause they’re an at-risk species on the coast of B.C.,” said Graham Sorensen, BC Projects Coordinator. “Any benefits to their survival is an important thing.”

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Sorenson suggests that perhaps the reason why birds like the mallard have been showing up in fewer numbers is due to less humans contact as they’ve been accustomed to being fed.

“Traffic is less likely to deter birds from coming to an area versus people that are using the areas,” said Sorenson.

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Birds Canada is looking for more intermediate to expert birders to help survey areas including the Esquimalt Lagoon and throughout the Greater Victoria area. There are also other programs that are suitable to birders of any skill level. 


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#45 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:56 PM

it would be quite newsworthy if they released him WITH life threatening injuries. but then they did just launch that hospital at home program.




A 36-year-old man has been released from hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by a grizzly bear near Pemberton Friday (Sept. 11).

The Conservation Officer Service said the man was hiking in a group of three along the North Creek Trail, a remote site near Pemberton.

“The 36-year-old man had been hiking slightly ahead of the group when he spotted a bear cub and was suddenly attacked by a sow grizzly. The grizzly bit his leg and hand,” the agency said in a statement.

Conservation officers said that because the bear acted defensively, there won’t be any action taken.



https://www.vicnews....near-pemberton/



hopefully they warned the grizzly she could be subject to a fine next time at least.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 September 2020 - 12:57 PM.


#46 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 08:36 AM

How a roadside zoo unleashed a lizard invasion on Victoria 

Known as Rudy’s Pet Park, the 60s-era attraction was singularly responsible for the now-ubiquitous common wall lizards swarming the Capital Region

 

https://www.capitald...et-park-saanich


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#47 todd

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Posted Today, 08:55 AM

Some people are terrified of the lizards. They can't eat that many honey bees?


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#48 todd

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Posted Today, 09:03 AM

"Via a thorough probe, Capital Daily has traced the origin of one of Vancouver Islands’ most notorious invasive species to a single roadside attraction that has been closed for more than 50 years."

 

 

Some good old school journalism.



 



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