Stories (not only) from the wildlife

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UN Environment Programme, press release
https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/p ... ecline-and

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"Samarkand, 12 February 2024 – The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report was launched today by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN biodiversity treaty, at the opening of a major UN wildlife conservation conference (CMS COP14). The landmark report reveals:

While some migratory species listed under CMS are improving, nearly half (44 per cent) are showing population declines.
More than one-in-five (22 per cent) of CMS-listed species are threatened with extinction.
Nearly all (97 per cent) of CMS-listed fish are threatened with extinction.
The extinction risk is growing for migratory species globally, including those not listed under CMS.
Half (51 per cent) of Key Biodiversity Areas identified as important for CMS-listed migratory animals do not have protected status, and 58 per cent of the monitored sites recognized as being important for CMS-listed species are experiencing unsustainable levels of human-caused pressure.
The two greatest threats to both CMS-listed and all migratory species are overexploitation and habitat loss due to human activity. Three out of four CMS-listed species are impacted by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, and seven out of ten CMS-listed species are impacted by overexploitation (including intentional taking as well as incidental capture).
Climate change, pollution and invasive species are also having profound impacts on migratory species.
Globally, 399 migratory species that are threatened or near threatened with extinction are not currently listed under CMS."
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Peter Prokosch, former managing director of GRID-Arendal in Norway UNEP Global Resource Information Database, presented the german release of „Die Ostatlantische Vogelzugroute”, AULA Verlag in Wiebelsheim, in Fischlandhaus, german Searesort Wustrow, at March 9th 2024.
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The english edition „The East Atlantic Flyway of Coastal Birds” by LYNX Nature Books will be available in the nest days.
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Liz01 wrote: February 13th, 2023, 9:36 am The Eurasion Eagle Owl that escaped from the Central Park zoo in NYC when his enclosure was vandalized last month
​Experts were quite concerned about him. Having spent his life in captivity and suddenly being free in the heard of New York City.

Flaco, a Eurasian eagle-owl, high in the branches of a conifer in Central Park on Thursday


Bad News! Flaco is dead :cry:

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐰𝐥? 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐳𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐧𝐬, 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬

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- A Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco sits in a tree in New York’s Central Park, Feb. 6, 2023. Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan, has died, zoo officials announced Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.

Updated 8:56 PM MEZ, February 25, 2024
Flaco was found dead Friday on a sidewalk after apparently hitting a building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

..Flaco had been in good physical shape, the necropsy found, succeeding in catching prey even though he had no experience hunting because he came to the zoo as a fledgling 13 years earlier. According to the necropsy report released Saturday, the owl weighed 1.89 kilograms (4.1 pounds), just 2% less than when he was last measured at the zoo..


https://apnews.com/article/flaco-owl-ce ... 1e3af617a5
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This is very shocking news. :/
He was something of a legend.
"Throw your heart across the river and swim after it."
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The Searesort Ahrenshoop is one of the villages in the national project „Vernetzte Vielfalt an der Schatzküste”. The project shall improve nature conditions, managing organisation is Förderverein Nationalpark Boddenlandschaft e. V. with competence in this wide field and project realisation.

In January of 2024 inovative street lighting was installed at Fulge, a little street at a dike along the reed belts of the lagoon Saaler Bodden. 15 lanterns got new heads with two chains of LEDs. The chains have shutters for spotted lighting. LED can be specialized in only one wave length of emissoned light. The choosen chains are in true color orange and red. First is the lowest compromise, red is ideal for the purpose.

The spectrum of the old lamps was a wide mix with heavy blue parts, which are problematic for insects and many other animals.
At left side a bit shine of the new true orange can be noticed. All other lights are old.
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This picture ist taken in first night of exchange.
Near the directed true red light is to be seen. The other part shows the old situation with spreading light in all directions.
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Here the phase in dusk and dawn with true orange shows the directed emission to the street. Under the lantern you could read a newspaper. The impression is bright not special orange. Most houses are not in the phocus, the reed belt is only at a dike’s corner at the edges of phocus.
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True red in the darkness of night is a new expirience. Difficult to express in a photo. No problems in orientation. Many animals can’t see it or are not effected by.
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Selux GmbH Berlin provides the technic.

First changed head of a lantern was the only one in Erne-Wehnert-Weg. This view is down to Fulge. Orange lightchain is on for test.
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Here you can see the orange LED-chain in charge, the red one is dark.
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Get ready to rumble!

Thirteen bird nests ready for viewers this season
https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/envi ... n.a548968/

Quote:"The Latvian Fund for Nature (LDF) has finished its spring work restoring and setting up livestream equipment near bird nests after winter. A record number of nests will be streamed this season - 13, Latvian Television reported on April 2.
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There will be 13 nests to watch live this season. Maintaining so many cameras requires a lot of work and means.
"We're going to have another brand new species that I'm not going to say anything about right now, but hopefully it will be viewable in the next couple of days as well," the ornithologist < i.e.: Jānis Ķuze > told LTV.
The number of nest views per year is 4 to 5 million. Researchers are given more insight into what happens during nesting, but interested viewers become more knowledgeable about what happens in nature."
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This is about two male WTEs, German online newspaper, crazy story, and thank you coincidence! that the humans involved acted in favor of the WTEs. Just great!

https://www.noz.de/deutschland-welt/pan ... e-46873196

Incident in Uetersen
While walking: Two sea eagles fall at the woman's feet - and have to be rescued
By Klaus Plath | April 22, 2024, 4:07 p.m

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"Great horror for Britta Ardestany from Uetersen. As she was walking her male Labrador around 5 p.m. on Saturday, two large birds literally fell at her feet.
Completely astonished, she first brought her dog home and then returned. The birds were still there. At second glance, she realized that two sea eagles had fallen out of the sky just two meters away from her.(...)
Britta Ardestany called the wildlife station and asked for help. She didn't want to touch the birds themselves. Because apparently “they were in a very bad mood”. Most of the time they both rested in the tall grass with their wings outstretched. But if one of the animals moved, the fight, which had probably started in the air, would immediately start again."
-She called Christian Erdmann from the local wildlife station who was assisted by the hunting tenant.

Quote:"Erdmann, who assumes there was a territorial fight, says of the incident: “These were two adult male sea eagles, not ringed. They lay on the ground with their feet wedged together for two hours until they were rescued.” After their separation, they flew away with minor injuries.
“It makes no sense to take these birds with you and treat them because they have young to look after,” said Erdmann, explaining why he simply let them start. The light scratches that the birds would have sustained on their feet and legs healed quite well on their own."

Kudos!
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https://www.nrz.de/staedte/kreis-wesel/ ... adler.html

Wesel District: This is how the orphaned eagle is doing now

Wesel district/Poel island. The young sea eagle from Bislich Island has found a replacement family. How the adult birds reacted to the strange young animal.

An orphaned young sea eagle from Bislich Island has been given a new chance in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It was placed in a strange nest.
There was great concern as to whether the other young animal would accept it. Its survival was ultimately decided by the "adoptive parents" who have to care for the strange animal from the Lower Rhine.
To date, such an experiment has not been documented; the conservationists at the Nabu Bird of Prey Station did pioneering work.
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