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General Conservation Issues

Post by gemini » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 pm

Posted per David Hancock's request.

The 10 Essential Messages About Drought Guide


Have you heard that B.C. just declared a Level 3 drought for watersheds along the coast?

I don’t know about you, but after the droughts of 2015 and 2017, I’m starting to get worried that we’re not doing enough to build up our resilience to drought to protect people and ecosystems.

As droughts increasingly become the “new normal” in B.C., we need ensure that we are doing all we can to communicate the impacts of drought and engage our communities around solutions to build resilience. That’s why the Our Water B.C. team developed the 10 Essential Messages about Drought guide.

With a B.C. focus on drought, the guide offers Problem, Solution and Outcome messages that, when combined, create a compelling narrative to use in media communications, community engagement and government relations.
I know that mobilizing your audience with compelling narratives is important to you, even though it may feel like a tall order during a busy season of freshwater work. With recent declarations of “very dry conditions” throughout much of the province, now is the time to ensure community members and decision-makers hear the message: We need stronger action to defend against long-term impacts of drought.

Stay tuned for an upcoming webinar that will walk through creating locally-grounded narratives based on the 10 Essential Messages about Drought guide.

PS. I personally invite you to send any questions and comments related to this guide to me anytime, at [email protected]. I’ll be stoked to hear from you!

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Re: General Conservation Issues

Post by davidh » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:39 am

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mr. Trudeau:

I have spent 80+ years on this coast -- the last 60 as a coastal biologist and if humanity has undertaken one annual invasive sin to the world it revolves around our total devastation of the SINGLE most important link in the west coast food chains -- the herring as a key food element to so many species.

I watched our human greed unnecessarily destroy the herring stocks in the 1960's and now have to watch as our simple greed, the greed to satisfy a tiny few, continues to prevent these stocks returning. Whether it is the salmon, the marine mammals, the cod and halibut, the eagles, wolves and bears OR our humans we all would massively benefit if you shut down the herring harvest IMMEDIATELY for a couple of years. Our country would greatly benefit but for this very narrow short-term greed that continues to deplete this resource.

Please show some common-sense and stop this herring harvest now.

David Hancock

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Re: General Conservation Issues

Post by davidh » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:32 pm

The Canadian Press
Brenna Owen
November 15, 2019
4:09 PM EST

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

VANCOUVER — Hunting season in British Columbia is having unintended toxic consequences for birds of prey and two local raptor experts say it’s time to get the lead out of ammunition to stop them from being poisoned.

The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, or OWL, in Delta, B.C., is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning and it can see up to 20 raptors each year, said long-time raptor caretaker Rob Hope.

The birds ingest lead when they scavenge the carcasses .......


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