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  • Ruth Sullivan
    ... From: Dennis Paulson To: Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 11:02 AM Subject: FW: Eagle Article Follow-up ...
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dennis Paulson <dpaulson@...>
      To: <tweeters@...>
      Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 11:02 AM
      Subject: FW: Eagle Article Follow-up


      > I suppose many of you have read about the recent bust of an eagle-killer,
      > but here is the plaint of one of our Canadian neighbors about how little
      > effort is being taken to apprehend such people on Vancouver Island.
      >
      > >> Subject: Eagle Article Follow-up
      > >>
      > >> A little follow-up on the illegal Eagle trade article Derrick on the
      > >> Island....
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> From: D Marven
      > >> Date: Wed Oct 31, 2001 7:19 pm
      > >> Subject: Bald Eagles
      > >>
      > >> Hi Birders and Nature Lovers
      > >>
      > >> Over the last 10 years i have fought long and hard for some sort of
      > >> control of illegal and shoddy hunting practices here in the Cowichan
      > >> Valley of Vancouver Island.
      > >> Countless times i have phoned and complained to our so called
      > >> Conservation Officers about the illegal shooting of Bald Eagles at this
      > >> time of year. At first the officers would say we'll look in to it, then
      > >> they used the excuse that it was not correct for them to enter our
      > >> natives peoples land and that the first nations now had there own
      > >> Conservation Officer.
      > >> Many times bags were found with eagle bodies, minus certain parts along
      > >> our local water ways. Many times i saw native youths heading down the
      > >> rivers with rifles in their hands, it seems that if your under a
      certain
      > >> age your not going to be charged with illegal hunting. There was
      letters
      > >> to the local newspapers by people who had actually witnessed the
      > >> shooting of Eagles, but again our so called protectors of wildlife did
      > >> nothing until now.
      > >> I live very close to the river and our first nations reserve and there
      > >> is not a week go by when at night you can't here rifle shots. This
      > >> supposedly is the easist time to shoot Eagles as they sit in their
      > >> roosting trees. It is estimated that upwards of fifty adult Bald
      Eagles
      > >> are shot each year here in the valley alone, so you can imagine what
      > >> numbers are being killed on the island in total.
      > >>
      > >> This has just come to a head with the charging and trial of one of our
      > >> local native band members who was found in the U.S.A. with Eagle parts.
      > >> When this native's residence here in the Cowichan Valley was searched
      it
      > >> was found to contain parts of upwards of "100 eagles" there was also
      "90
      > >> pairs of talons". Through investigations by the authorities in the
      > >> U.S.A. a storage locker was searched and it was packed with Eagle
      parts.
      > >> This native guy was found guilty and could face up to a measly 9 years
      > >> in jail and the good old Canadian authorities are not sure if he will
      be
      > >> extradited to face more charges here.
      > >> Millions of dollars are being spent trying to study and re-establish
      > >> Bald Eagles back into North America and yet the British Columbia
      > >> government of Canada are cutting back all aspects of it's enviroment
      > >> ministry including it's conservation officers.
      > >>
      > >> I'm not sure where it will all go from here, but i can only say that it
      > >> seems money is far more important than our natural enviroment.
      > >>
      > >> What is needed is a greater public awareness of what is going on here
      in
      > >> the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island and for the sake of the
      > >> majestic Bald Eagle if any of you out there have access to other chat
      > >> groups especially those in the U.S.A. where the Bald Eagle is their
      > >> treasured emblem, would you please do us here in the valley a favour
      and
      > >> forward this message.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Derrick Marven
      > >> Duncan
      > >> Vancouver Island
      > >> B.C.
      > >> Canada
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> --michael
      > >>
      > >> Michael Beck
      > >> Client Care
      > >> ACCPAC
      > >> 300-13700 International Place,
      > >> Richmond, BC, V6V 2X8
      > >> Tel: 604-207-3471
      > >> Fax: 604-207-3655
      > >> michael.beck@...
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      > >> Hosted Services: www.accpaconline.com
      > >>
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      > >> by reply e-mail or telephone, and destroy all copies of the original
      > >> e-mail communication. Thank you.
      > >>
      > >
      >
      > Dennis Paulson, Director phone 253-879-3798
      > Slater Museum of Natural History fax 253-879-3352
      > University of Puget Sound e-mail dpaulson@...
      > Tacoma, WA 98416
      > http://www.ups.edu/biology/museum/museum.html
      >
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