US government plans to unleash ‘hunters’ to KILL half a million owls in three US states to save its endangered cousin

US government plans to unleash ‘hunters’ to KILL half a million owls in three US states to save its endangered cousin

At least 500,0000 invasive barred owls’ lives are at stake for encroaching on the endangered California spotted owl’s territory. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plans to unleash ‘hunters’ in California, Oregon and Washington to kill about half a million nocturnal birds that are native to the eastern US. Under the proposal, hunters would […]

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One left: British Columbia’s last chance on northern spotted owls

One left: British Columbia’s last chance on northern spotted owls

A thousand northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) once lived among the sweeping cedars and towering Douglas firs of southwestern British Columbia’s old-growth forests. Today, only one female survives. She lives alone now within the traditional territory of the Spô’zêm First Nation. While a larger – albeit still threatened – population remains in the United […]

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