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Post by modi » July 12th, 2019, 11:38 pm

Easier shooting in Germany: It's not just about wolves

Because wolves are attacking farm animals more and more frequently, their shooting should be made easier. But the new version of the Federal Nature Conservation Act also makes it easier to kill other protected animals, such as beavers, cormorants or grey herons.

If the law is changed the new regulation affects every species of animal that causes damage: the great spotted woodpecker that makes a hole in the facade somewhere; the kingfisher that perhaps fetches a goldfish somewhere from the local fish pond - all of this is now potentially covered by this new regulation.

In order to be allowed to kill strictly protected animals in exceptional cases, a "considerable" and also "economic" damage had to threaten up to now, for example for farmers or professional fish breeders. According to the draft law of the Federal Government, "serious" damage will soon be enough and "economic" damage will no longer be required.

More information here:
https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/natursch ... _id=450707

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Post by Liz01 » September 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Storks are jumping on the trampoline :rotf:
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Teterow.
Can storks jump trampoline? Looks like it. In the garden of family Behr in Groß Wokern (district Rostock) had two Adebare this summer anyway fun. There is finally a proof photo.....


https://www.nordkurier.de/mecklenburgis ... 40jOjXrGKg

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Post by sova » September 9th, 2019, 11:51 am

Liz01 wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Storks are jumping on the trampoline :rotf:
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:rotf: :thumbs:

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Post by modi » September 20th, 2019, 5:14 pm

Birds Are Disappearing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.
  • Since 1970, the population of birds in field and meadow-landscapes has declined by more than half (53 percent). This means that today there are 717 million fewer birds in this habitat.
  • Many tidal flat birds were already endangered in the seventies. Since then, the population has decreased by a third.
  • According to radar analyses, the number of birds migrating northwards in spring has decreased by 14 percent over the past ten years.
https://www.audubon.org/news/north-amer ... study-says

I think this is comparable with Europe.

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Post by Solo » September 20th, 2019, 6:39 pm

modi wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 5:14 pm
...I think this is comparable with Europe.
:nod: :bow:

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https://www.ebcc.info/new-leaflet-state ... irds-2018/

https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/news/2018/49/d ... opulations (Decline in 13 out of 20 urban bird populations)
http://datazone.birdlife.org/sowb/cases ... land-birds ( Europe-wide monitoring schemes highlight declines in widespread farmland birds)
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/europe-s-in ... in-decline (Europe's insect-feeding birds 'in decline')
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... /gcb.14522 (Declining population trends of European mountain birds)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 2215006600 (Europe’s bird populations in decline)

thanx for sharing :thumbs: :wave:

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Post by modi » September 20th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Thank you Solo for your interesting links!

Unfortunately it is not comparable, it's more worse in Europe for farmland birds.

Look at the numbers:
Farmland birds declined between 1980 and 2018 by 57 percent (your first link). In North America the loss has been 53 percent between 1970 and 2019.

If you extrapolate that, the loss since 1970 has been in Europe 73,5 percent.
OK, that is an extrapolation (1,5% every year in Europe) and is no evidence (I didn't find comparable statistics), but that makes me very thoughtful.

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Post by Birdfriend » September 23rd, 2019, 2:09 pm

I've read it too...it is a disaster, made by humans. It makes me furious and helpless together. :cry: :banghead:
I have changed my life since 10 years, I life vegetable, buy only biological and seasonal, drive only with bike. I feed birds during the completely year, have nest boxes in my garden and so on...
I cannot understand that most of the people ignore the big problems on our planet, everyone can do something. Our politicans are incompetent and power- mad.
The nature needs us not, but we need the nature

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