The hunting of the Double-crested Cormorant proposed by the Government of Ontario EBR 013-4124 could look like this. Up to 50 cormorants per day bag limit for hunters. If only 1 in 100 Ontarian hunters each killed 50 cormorants over *an entire year*, roughly 350,000 dead cormorants. The entire Great Lakes population is only 250,000 birds and the global population is only 2 million. What the government is proposing could potentially annihilate a species under siege by human intolerance.
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Ecologically, Coyotes might just be a key savior in the recovery of our loss of biodiversity (the number of species of plants, animals, and other life forms in a given area). It’s like the story on how the return of the wolves completely transformed Yellowstone. Our natural areas are besieged with plants from other parts of the world (non-native species). You would think adding plants from other parts of the world increases diversity. The opposite is true.
Removing strychnine from use to kill ground squirrels would be a significant step forward – so please take a few minutes to comment and tell Health Canada that strychnine poison is cruel and should be outlawed against ground squirrel. The deadline is September 27, 2018, so get your comments in now!
Coexisting With Coyotes
Eastern coyote and fox sightings are not uncommon throughout Ontario and across North America. These resilient species has been a vital part of our ecosystem for over a century.