Monday, July 17, 2006

Spotted Owl Nest Destroyed

In a 'he said, she said' dispute, the Western Canada Wilderness Committe is accusing forestry officials and loggers of destroying a spotted owl nest. Only 22 spotted owls remain in Canada.

Regardless of the outcome of this accusation, the article correctly points out that, to date, the BC Government has done a non-existent job in ensuring the protection of this country's remaining owls. Instead of safeguarding the habitat required for the survival of the species, the BC Government has instead tabled a public relations campaign in the form of a temporary capture and release strategy that expires as soon as Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Games are over.

For survival, the spotted owl requires the protection of critical old-growth habitat, but while the BC government introduces band-aid solutions, they are continuing to log the forests these creatures need for survival.

1 comment:

Mario Profaca said...

Greetings from who-know-where-is-it Zagreb, Croatia!
Just thought you might like to see hawk's nest built at my balcony at 20th floor three years ago. Two squadrons of hawks have been born there on my balcony this so called 'wild birds' chosed for their home.
Obviously, there is no Empty Nest Sindrome here!
(Unfortunately, only in Croatian language so far).