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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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Post by Solo » September 27th, 2019, 11:49 am

modi wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Thank you Solo for your interesting links!
Modi, you're welcome
Birdfriend wrote:
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. ... everyone can do something. Our politicans are incompetent and power- mad.
Birdfriend, we aren't helpless - you wrote also what we can do :thumbs: (and much more)

I wish you both nice fall days :wave:

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Post by Liz01 » October 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Again and again Brandenburg :cry:

Because the rifle hunt in the densely populated communities is too dangerous, Brandenburg's environment minister now allows hunting with bow and arrow - as once with Robin Hood.

"In four to six weeks, bow hunting begins as a scientific project," says Carsten Leßner (51), head of the highest hunting authority, to B.Z., "by January 2020, we want to find out whether it brings advantages over the gun hunt."

In addition, the experiment will show how good the killing effect of the arrows is, how great the danger for bystanders - and whether the population even accepted the medieval hunting method.

Bow hunting prohibited since 1976
Because since 1976, the bow hunting in Germany is prohibited. Especially for animal welfare reasons. Only very skilled shooters can safely kill with high-tech bows to a distance of up to 25 meters. The consumption of meat is then not allowed. Only Brandenburg now grants an exemption permit.

But hunting boss Leßner warns: "There will not be a bow hunting tourism. We do not release the bow hunt for everyone. Only the Stahnsdorfer hunting tenant Peter Hemmerden and two other hunters are allowed to shoot with bow and arrow.


(I think there will be! The Brandenburgers have no problems there. They will torture the animals to death.) In addition, they already catch the animals with traps and shoot them in the trap!

https://www.rbb24.de/panorama/beitrag/2 ... assen.html

These people are just terrible! No matter what animals are involved. Brandenburg always finds a way to override the law.

That was the case with experiments with nightingales.
The animal welfare association for Berlin, the German animal protection federation and its regional federation Brandenburg criticize the Brandenburg authorities, which approved the catch of nightingales for an animal experiment. After the Berlin environmental authority the removal of nightingales for breeding purposes for the planned experiments of the FU scientist Dr. med. Daniela Vallentin had initially rejected, the applicant of the test series is now successful in Brandenburg. Although all Brandenburg nature conservation associations, as previously also the Berlin State Working Group for Nature Conservation, had consistently opposed the animal experiments, the State Office for the Environment nevertheless gave its approval for the removal of three nightingale males from nature. They are said to produce offspring in the laboratory with three captive-bred females, who will then be used for invasive animal experiments.

The prehistory: The behavioral biologist Daniela Vallentin is planning an animal experiment where nightingales should be drilled out of the skull to implant probes into their brains. At the end of the experiment, the animals are killed. The biologist is interested in the neural principles of vocal communication of birds. She hopes to gain insights into human autism from the results of the experiment. For this there should be subsidies from the EU amounting to 1.5 million euros.

https://tierschutz-berlin.de/aktuelles/ ... ldvoegeln/

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Post by Solo » October 6th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Liz01 wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Again and again Brandenburg :cry:
:shock: :shock: :shock:
we have 2019 ???
we are in Europe ???

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Post by modi » October 6th, 2019, 11:22 pm

Liz01 wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Again and again Brandenburg
Thank you Liz for informing us.
It's unbelievable what humans can do to animals. I find so-called "experiments" particularly bad.

The biologist Daniela Vallentin has already done similar experiments with zebra finches and rhesus monkeys.
The veterinarians Corina Gericke and Julia Schulz do not believe in such animal experiments for autism research, as the brains of humans and birds show serious differences. For example, the brains of birds do not have a cortex (cerebral cortex). In birds, this region is organized into cell clusters. In contrast, songbirds have brain regions that do not exist in humans. They think that the hope for knowledge for autistic children is only pretended in order to make the absurd and painful attempts in the public hopeful.
https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.d ... chtigallen

Since there was great public pressure against these animal experiments on nightingales, Daniela Vallentin moved from Freie Universität Berlin to the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (!!!) in Bavaria where she is now practising her bad business. In this case Bavaria said yes to this animal experiments.
https://verbaende.com/news.php/Fragwuer ... n?m=130404
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Post by Liz01 » October 7th, 2019, 5:58 am

modi wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 11:22 pm
..............
Since there was great public pressure against these animal experiments on nightingales, Daniela Vallentin moved from Freie Universität Berlin to the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (!!!) in Bavaria where she is now practising her bad business. In this case Bavaria said yes to this animal experiments....
thank you for the bad news. I did not pursue this anymore because I almost get physical pain when I read.

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Post by Liz01 » October 7th, 2019, 6:09 am

Solo wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:41 pm
:shock: :shock: :shock:
we have 2019 ???
we are in Europe ???
Not in Brandenburg! The Brandenburger and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern like to kill animals. Wolves, moose, even a wisent (Bison bonasus) who came from Poland is shot down.The bison was part of a project. He was no danger to anyone. But the politicians decided that he may killed. They hounded him and then killed him. I despise these people. they call themselves hunters. They are killers with great pleasure in killing.
Our hunting law is from 1934. They continue to hunt threatened species. Since many politicians are also hunters, nothing will ever change.

The case around a in Eastern Brandenburg at the official behest killed bison indignant. Polish politicians tweeted - and wrote. If in the future more will be used to the telephone instead of the hunting weapon, much has been achieved, said Brandenburg's environment minister Jörg Vogelsänger
https://www.maz-online.de/Brandenburg/U ... t-Abschuss

European bison are strictly protected. But that does not mean anything in Germany! That's just paper.

EDIT: :cry: :cry:
In order to reduce the number of wild boar in Brandenburg, the Ministry of Agriculture now uses a hunting method from the GDR era: the so-called Saufänge. These are metal cages equipped with cameras.

With corn or wheat, especially piglets are lured into the cages. The hunter sits in sight to immediately close the gate to the cage by ripcord.

Within a few minutes, the animals are then shot in the cage with a small-bore rifle. Normally, this method is prohibited, as is generally the case with traps.
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https://www.rbb24.de/studiocottbus/pano ... epest.html

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Post by Liz01 » October 7th, 2019, 10:06 am

Wild boar traps in Brandenburg. these are many!
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Post by balistar » October 7th, 2019, 12:12 pm

Incredible and despicable,
what some black sheep do among scientists under the guise of science, just for the sake of their reputation.

It is no less terrible than the hunger for money, power, and fame
or -as in the case of the so called "hunters", those wild boar traps and the method of archery- the hunger/pure pleasure for killing under the guise of "necessary" reduction of the population, and that and of course always from safe comfortable place, with the "surefire" weapons. A more than dubious leisure pleasure of the most of those "hunters".

:cry: :banghead: :cry:

Once again, I am ashamed of my species.

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Post by modi » October 9th, 2019, 11:37 pm

New record: 86.000 cranes are resting in Western Pomerania

According to the crane information centre in Groß Mohrdorf, around 86,000 cranes are currently resting in the Darß-Zingster Boddenkette and Rügen regions (North-East Germany). This is a new record. Never before have so many cranes been in the region at the same time.

With sudden cold temperatures in Scandinavia, the cranes all left at almost the same time as their flight to the wintering areas. In addition, there was favourable wind from northern directions.

And here are the sad news: this year there was a particularly low number of youngsters being raised. The proportion is less than five percent. The reason for this is the prolonged drought in spring. The crane prefers wetlands such as moors, ponds and wooded areas for the breeding of its offspring. These areas have dried up so that nest robbers like foxes, badgers, raccoons and martens have had an easy time. Experts assume that the number will fall sharply as a result of climate change.

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/mecklenb ... ch244.html

If you live in Northern or West Germany take a walk outside, maybe you can hear and watch them up in the sky. They're on their way!

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Post by Liz01 » October 13th, 2019, 10:09 am

Solo, thank you for the link. It's very sad :cry:

modi,I just wanted to report, then I saw your contribution :2thumbsup:
I saw it yesterday evening in the news. I am often on the Darß and donate for the food for the cranes.
I would like to drive to Darß, unfortunately I have important things to do. but the cranes are also near Berlin.

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