Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 50 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation's mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David's words, "Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future." 

David Hancock

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Turf war erupts over federal kill permit for gulls drawn to Delta compost operation

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A Delta turf farm that receives regional food waste for composting has a federal “damage or danger” permit that allows the use of firearms to harass and kill scores of nuisance gulls per year attracted to the operation.

David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation said he is outraged at Environment Canada for issuing the permit, saying: “That’s incredible. I find the issuance of a kill permit to be an obscene way of handling an obvious turf-farm, self-induced problem.”

Hancock said in an interview that he received three calls on Sunday from individuals who witnessed multiple gulls being shot on the turf farm. 

Read the rest of the story  and view the photo here: 

http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Turf+erupts+over+federal+kill+permit+gulls+drawn+Delta+compost+operation/11991316/story.html

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Killing Wildlife Permit at Delta Turf Farm should be illegal.

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The following is an open letter I just sent to the local and provincial governments as well as the media:

Today, June 12, 2016, my phone has rung off the wall in response to extensive shooting of gulls, crows and starlings and …..?? at the Delta Turf Farm on 72nd Ave. in Delta, BC.

As many people know the Turf Farm has taken on the processing of a significant part of the 'organic waste' from the Vancouver Landfill immediately to the north across Highway 99.  The Turf Farm policy of exposing these food sources openly for scavengers to feast upon, particularly in the location immediately between the Boundary Bay Airport active runway (10m across the road to the east) and a new major Highway 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road bordering the Turf Farm to the west), not only endangers many wildlife species mentioned above but exposes bald eagles to incredible threat of traffic and aircraft as well as the direct threat to vehicular human life and aircraft passengers approaching the Boundary Bay Airport.  Both vehicle traffic and aircraft at this location I understand have already collided with eagles.  I suspect each level of government will be party to some pending law suit for allowing this egregious land-use policy.

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Eagle likely hit small Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

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Originally published May 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

 

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Eagle Photo Contest

Festivals and Fun

 

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now in search of the 2016 THEME PHOTO.  The selected photo will be featured on the cover of our printed program, used throughout our marketing material and will be made into our souvenir button for the year.  The photographer will also be highlighted on our website with a short bio as we honor their contribution to the event.  We will also feature the runner up and create a sticker to be given away during the festival weekend.  

What is better than a great photo of an eagle in our beautiful Fraser Valley?

Please send your photos in by May 31 and if you are not the photo-taking-kind, share with someone who is.  We love seeing all the pictures that are submitted.  The winning photo is selected by the committee at our July meeting.

Details can be found here http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca/photos/photo-contest/ 

Good luck all!!

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OWL's Open House Reminder

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A reminder for our local viewers and members

Tomorrow and Sunday, April 23 and 24, Hancock Wildlife Foundation and David Hancock will be at OWL's open house in Delta.  HWF will have a display booth and David will speak at 11 AM both days.  Please come out and see us and view the amazing raptors at OWL.  Also on both days there will be a rehabilitated bald eagle released at 1 PM.  Don't forget to bring your cameras.

For more information: http://www.owlcanada.org/

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