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Barn Owls and Trees

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Sun Rise Barn Owl
Endangered animals are a big problem in the world. One of the endangered animals is the Barn owl. Barn owls are located in Southern Ontario. They are endangered because people are tearing down the old traditional barns and replacing them with new “bird proof” barns. Now these owls are losing suitable nesting sites and it affects their survival. This is a shame because with the old generation of barns, Barn owls actually helped farmers control the population of rats and mice in a natural way.
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Talk About Growth and Transformation!

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© 2013 Kanchan Maharaj
The knowledgeable speakers and engaging subject matter at the Latornell Conservation Symposium certainly inspired me to expand my outlook!
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From the Zoo to the Forest

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Lisa Moore
My interest in environmental issues and conservation started at a young age, so I’m excited to join LEAF as one of their new Residential Planting Programs Assistants!
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Feed the birds, tuppence a bag

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Cardinal in the winter
In the year 1900 Frank Chapman set out to change a Christmas Day tradition. At the time, it was considered a sport to team up and see who could gun down the most small mammals and birds on this holiday, but Mr. Chapman wanted to change this. Calling his proposal the Christmas Bird Census, he sought out people to count the birds – not shoot them. One hundred and thirteen years later, his tradition (now called the Christmas Bird Count) involves 60,000 people across North, Central and South America annually.
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Giving Thanks to the Bees

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In the words of punk music icon Joe Strummer, “If you’re after getting the honey, then you don’t go killing all the bees.” This tune always runs through my mind when I read about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – a phenomenon in which bees abruptly die off in such numbers that there are not enough left to support the colony.
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