[Ontbirds] Proposal to establish a hunting season for Double-crested Cormorants in Ontario
robbfors at rogers.com
Tue Nov 20 16:53:23 EST 2018
Please remind me what we birders pay towards waterfowl and habitat conservation, as opposed to duck hunters and so on.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 02:59:01 PM EST, Barrett, Glenn (EC) via ONTBIRDS <birdalert at ontbirds.ca> wrote:
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FYI - Yesterday a proposal to create an open hunting season of cormorants from 15 Mar to 31 Dec was posted on the Environmental Registry – bag limit of 50/day and NO possession limit.
The statement that it will “not affect sustainability” seems to lack scientific proof given that hunting will occur during breeding season, and cormorants will be disturbed from breeding colonies by the hunting. Not to mention the fact that almost all DCCO colonies contain several other colonial waterbird species (ie. Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Common Tern, Caspian Tern, Black-crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, White Pelicans …) who will also be disturbed during their breeding season by this hunting activity.
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