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Saskatchewan men fined $21,000 for shooting at coyotes from helicopter

LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. - A Saskatchewan judge has fined two men a total of $21,000 for shooting at coyotes from a helicopter.

 

Court heard a father and son were shooting at the animals southeast of Maidstone near Lloydminster in early 2012.

 

Wildlife officials received a tip about the shooting on the Turn in Poachers phone line.

 

Erick and Jan Alsager were each convicted of the provincial offence of using an aircraft to hunt wildlife and were fined $10,500 each.

 

Jan Alsager was also found guilty of obstructing a peace officer, a Criminal Code charge, and received a suspended sentence and one year of probation.

 

The judge suspended Erick Alsager's hunting licence for one year and Jan Alsager's licence for two years.

 

A shotgun and ammunition were seized and forfeited to the Crown.

Saskatchewan Environment official Kevin Callele says hunting from the air is a serious safety concern.

 

"Shooting from a helicopter is illegal from a wildlife perspective and incredibly dangerous to other humans on the ground."

  


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What can reverse the wildlife decline in the Masai Mara? - Conservation Jobs UK

What can reverse the wildlife decline in the Masai Mara? - Conservation Jobs UK | Conservation | Scoop.it
Kenya's Masai Mara reserve hosts an impressive number of iconic African mammals, yet wildlife populations have plummeted in the Mara over the past few decades.

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78 000 want US lion hunter banned from SA

78 000 want US lion hunter banned from SA | Conservation | Scoop.it

Cape Town – A group of South Africans have started a petition to have a US trophy hunter banned from the country after she was photographed alongside a lion carcass.

The Independent reports that Melissa Bachman tweeted a photo of herself smiling next to an adult male lion: “An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60 yards on this beautiful male lion... what a hunt!”

Cape Town resident, Elan Burman, has started a petition on change.org addressed to the Department of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Environmental Affairs, and the Private Office of the President.

In the petition Burman says Bachman “is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on. Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just executed and murdered in our country”....


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:16 PM

Way to go Elan!

Hope this puts the ugliness of canned lion hunting up front and center again.

As for Bachman... let's hope this takes the wind out of her sails.

One of our Nikela Volunteers is actually doing a story on "10 Reasons Why Shooting with a Camera is Better than a Gun".

Vikki Andreo's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:58 PM
This woman should be launched to another planet...:(
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No to Biodiversity Offsetting - Nature Is Priceless

No to Biodiversity Offsetting - Nature Is Priceless | Conservation | Scoop.it

Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

Natural Capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

“Offsetting treats nature such as forests or rivers as if it were an exchangeable item you buy in the supermarket. Destroying one forest or river with a promise of protecting another fails to recognise that they are part of a wider ecosystem and intrinsic to human and cultural landscapes. Destruction of complex and site specific biodiversity cannot be offset. It is time to be clear that offsetting will not tackle biodiversity loss but may impoverish communities.”

The World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, Scotland. It's a large event, with 500 people from 35 countries taking part. .. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/

 

Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

 

Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php

 

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 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

 

 

▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

▶  RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶  THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

 

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET: SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

 ▶   LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 ▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 


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Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out - Wicked Local

Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out - Wicked Local | Conservation | Scoop.it
Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out Wicked Local Before the term "invasive species" gained ground on the political landscape, conservationists commonly referred to "ecology" to describe how organisms interact with...
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Black bear shooting highlights poaching problem in Michigan

Black bear shooting highlights poaching problem in Michigan | Conservation | Scoop.it
A bear-poaching incident in Manistee County has attracted a lot of public and press attention - and shed light on a continuing poaching problem throughout Michigan.

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Conservationists warn climate change threatens Minnesota big game from moose to deer to bears

Conservationists warn climate change threatens Minnesota big game from moose to deer to bears | Conservation | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS - Climate change threatens the big game animals that call Minnesota home - from moose to deer to bears - and the state needs to plan for how protect those species and the outdoor recreation economy that depends on them, conservation...

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Tell Congress To Fight Wildlife Trafficking - The Petition Site

Tell Congress To Fight Wildlife Trafficking - The Petition Site | Conservation | Scoop.it

Send a quick note to your members of Congress will help protect elephants and other animals. (496 signatures on petition)

 

Click on the link to add your signature.on the petition site.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/518/210/575/


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:23 AM

Live in the US?

Please consider joining us in signing this petition

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Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out - Wicked Local

Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out - Wicked Local | Conservation | Scoop.it
Environment: Invasive plants: A complex ecological battle plays out Wicked Local Before the term "invasive species" gained ground on the political landscape, conservationists commonly referred to "ecology" to describe how organisms interact with...
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