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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett today issued a Wildlife Disaster Contingency Measure for Lake Cumberland which increases the creel limits and reduces size requirements for striped bass. Because of high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen levels, striped bass are under severe stress and in some cases, dying. "It makes sense to allow these fish to be harvested for food," said Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Director Ron Brooks. "This regulation will also limit the fishing pressure on our remaining striped bass." Gassett took the action pursuant to Regulation 301 KAR 3:040. These temporary changes supersede all regulations concerning fishing in Lake Cumberland. For more information: fw.ky.gov
Produced by the US Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region External Affairs. All footage from Aug. 2, 2010 to Aug. 5, 2010 unless otherwise noted. Visit our website at www.fws.gov/northeast.
Tony McDermitt, Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner makes a terrorist threat to put wolf scat on comment cards at Commissioner meetings. This is criminal, and an investigation must be brought against him. He is an enemy of Idaho Sportsmen, and needs to resign now!
As of August 18, 2010, 130 sea turtles have been released, 273 nests have been relocated, and 9795 baby turtles have successfully hatched! Since sea turtles reach reproductive age at around 35 years old, we will not know if this experiment has been successful for many years. To learn more about sea turtles, visit www.fws.gov For more information on the oil spill, visit www.fws.gov Filmed and edited by Jennifer Strickland, USFWS.
Tour some prime wade fishing spots along the Texas coast where the redfish, seatrout and coastal beauty are as good as it gets. See what's biting at www.tpwd.state.tx.us
The first group of hatchlings from endangered sea turtle eggs brought from beaches along the northern US Gulf Coast was released into the Atlantic Ocean off NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 11. Twenty-two Kemp's ridley turtles were set free on a Kennedy Space Center/Canaveral National Seashore beach. The release and relocation work is part of an effort by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Park Service, NOAA and conservationists to help minimize the risk to this year's sea turtle hatchlings from impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This plan involves carefully moving an anticipated 700 nests deposited on Florida Panhandle and Alabama beaches during the next several months.
"The closed off area stretches 80 miles along the border and includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It was closed in October 2006 "due to human safety concerns," the US Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday in response to news reports on the closure. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News that violence against law enforcement officers and US citizens has increased in the past four months, further underscoring the need to keep the 80 miles of border land off-limits to Americans. The refuge had been adversely affected by the increase in drug smugglers, illegal activity and surveillance, which made it dangerous for Americans to visit. "The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent," said refuge manager Mitch Ellis. "It's literally out of control," said Babeu. "We stood with Senator McCain and literally demanded support for 3000 soldiers to be deployed to Arizona to get this under control and finally secure our border with Mexico. " US Fish and Wildlife officials have warned visitors in Arizona to beware of heavily armed drug smugglers and human traffickers. "We need support from the federal government. It's their job to secure the border and they haven't done it," said Babeu. "In fact, President Obama suspended the construction of the fence and it's just simply outrageous." Signs have been posted warning Americans not to cross into the closed off territory south of Interstate 8. Babeu said ...
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!!! Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge closed to Americans. This restriction begins North of Tuscon! By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative reporter June 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM PDT Thousands of acres of the Sonoran Desert closed to Americans The US Fish & Wildlife Service has closed large portion of Southern Arizona in and around the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and all along the southern side of I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend. This is 80 miles north of the Mexican border and its now off limits to American citizens!! A reliable informant known to us as "Duck Hunter" has told the US Border Fire Report that the Mexican Drug cartels now control large areas of Southern Arizona. According to the Pinal County Sheriff large areas in Southern Arizona are very dangerous and is off limits to US citizens. Where is Congress and DHS in this new Mexican-American war that we seem to be losing? According to the US Fish & Wildlife this area is about 3500 acres in size. Our concern for public safety is paramount. The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent. The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge has been adversely affected by border-related activities. The international border with Mexico has also become increasingly violent. Assaults on law enforcement officers, US Citizens and violence against migrants have escalated in recent times. Violence on the Refuge associated with smugglers and ...
Wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf of Mexico coast is fast becoming a reality. Pelicans are becoming trapped by the oil and dead birds and dolphins have been washing ashore, coated in the sludge. Government officials estimate that roughly 83 to 182 million litres of oil have leaked into the Gulf since the April 20 explosion.
Worldwide scientific concensus tells us that climate change is real and even now is impacting our nation's ecosystems--the forests, grasslands, wetlands, and oceans that provide our air and water, and also provide food and shelter for self-sustaining fish and wildlife populations. These natural systems and wildlife resources also sustain people by providing food, jobs, and recreation. As climate changes, the abundance and distribution of fish and wildlife will also change. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and other resource agencies will need an engaged and informed public to help make decisions how best to respond to climate change impacts, and to help find solutions to eventually halt and reverse accelerating climate change.
The four young manatees brought to the Columbus Zoo on April 6 for rehabilitation after they were rescued in Florida can now be seen at the Zoos Manatee Coast. Even though an average manatee can weigh more than 1000 lbs. they have very little body fat to keep them warm and it is difficult for a manatee to survive in water when the temperature is below 68 degrees. In cold water the manatees metabolism slows leading to digestion problems, decreased appetite, and associated weight loss which weakens their immune systems and makes them vulnerable to environmental toxins resulting in infections and skin sores. It has been a difficult year for endangered manatees due to prolonged, record low temperatures in Florida resulting in the vast majority of the more than 450 manatee deaths and more than 50 manatees rescued in the first three months of 2010. That total breaks the annual record of 429 manatee deaths in all of 2009. Collisions with boats also pose a major threat to manatees, whose natural habitat is Floridas slow moving rivers and shallow coastal areas. At the end of 2009 there were approximately 3800 manatees. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium supports field conservation projects for three of the four living species of manatees through our Conservation Fund. Providing grants to researchers on three continents (North America, South America, and Africa), the Zoo contributes to rescue and rehabilitation in Florida, environmental education focused on the Amazonian manatee in ...
Climate change is affecting our nation's fish and wildlife species now. Changes in temperature and precipitation levels are changing vegetation patterns and causing shifts in habitat. Species will need to move to follow changes in food and habitat. Learn how climate change will impact species and the ramifications for our society in terms of food, jobs, and recreation. Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service in helping find solutions to mitigate climate change and to help fish and wildlife adapt to shifting habitat conditions. For more information, please visit: www.fws.gov
Jeff at Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona shows us that working with wild animals can be fun. This is raw footage for our longer documentary pDean Harrison, Prayeri Harrison, Jeff Harwell of Out of African Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona www.outofafricapark.com
VT state police & Fish & Game.. on opening day of deer season in northern Vermont. On a country back road in rural Vermont a police checkpoint, stopping and checking all traffic without probable cause or reason to suspect illegal activity. www.wcax.com Ripton, Vermont - November 15, 2009 Federal and state fish and wildlife officials found a little more than they bargained for during a routine hunting season enforcement operation. Law enforcement agencies hold checkpoints during hunting season, in this case off the beaten path on a dirt road in Ripton. Sgt. Don Isabelle of the Vt. Fish & Wildlife Dept. told Channel 3, "We occasionally set up these road checks to kind of deter poaching violations from occurring. People know we're out here. We're also looking at other things."... Our check of the Internet shows the man belongs to a group called the Embassy of Heaven, an elusive church group based in Oregon that renounces government, issues its own license plates, has been raided for non-payment of taxes and, according to the Anti-Defamation League, has ties to anti-government militias. But police said they had no reason to arrest the man, and so he was let go and ran down the road in the direction he had been heading on foot. Police impounded the car and applied for a search warrant to find out what's in the trunk. For state and federal lawmen it was all in a day's work. -----------------------------------------
Peter the Moose in Vermont Peter was attacked by dogs and mauled when he was about 5 days old. Some nice people took him to David and he nursed Peter back to health. Fish and Wildlife told the people who found him to let him die. They couldn't bear to just leave him there. David has been his best friend for the last 14 months. A nice man named Doug has a 600 acre ranch that is fenced and he lets Peter stay there along with about 120 other deer and moose that have gotten thru the "state designed and approved" fence. Now that they are there the dept of fish and wildlife wants to destroy them. They have known about them all along but they didn't care to try and help out a long time ago. Instead they sat back and did nothing until now.
The Sea Lamprey Management Program was established to manage sea lamprey abundance in the Great Lakes, thus allowing for restoration of the Great Lakes' fishery. Since the Great Lakes form a portion of the international boundary between the United States and Canada, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission was created in part to develop and implement measures to control sea lampreys. The US Fish and Wildlife Service along with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada serve as agents of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission according to the Convention on Great Lake Fisheries and the Commission's Strategic Vision and also work in cooperation with various federal, provincial, state and tribal agencies in maintaining sea lamprey abundance at or below acceptable levels.
"AMOY AVL-1" Video of a successful American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) capture for research purposes. This capture is a joint effort by Rutgers researchers under Thomas Virzi, Ph. D. and members of New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. The oystercatcher in this video was captured, banded, measured, and released unharmed. This video is for educational purposes, depicting field techniques by a university ecology research associate. Please do not attempt to trap wildlife for recreational purposes. Trap setup (0:01) Oystercatcher territorial behavior (2:39) Capture ("Run!") (8:47) 06.26.09 Avalon, New Jersey
A video summary of the FWCs Special Operations Group, knows and SOG. This is a group of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers. For more information: myfwc.com
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Our national forests, grasslands and Bureau of Land Management lands sustain our nation's fish and wildlife and provide multiple benefits to current and future generations. The key to ensuring the long-term health and productivity of these lands is to sustain abundant fish and wildlife populations along with other uses. How can we achieve this balance? Learn more at www.YourLandsYourWildlife.org.
Arizona Jaguar Press Conference by the Arizona Game and Fish Department www.azgfd.gov Jaguar Macho B Memorial US Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered
Big Cat Rescue receives literally hundreds of calls about big cats that need a home each year and it is really hard to turn them away. Unfortunately we can only agree to rescue a few cats each year due to lack of funds and the space required to build more enclosures. We realize that the best way to make the most impact and help as many animals as we can is to attend meetings and speak up against the private owners and people who breed/exploit captive animals to make a living. A group of Big Cat Rescue staff and volunteers recently attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Captive Wildlife Workshop in Kissimmee, weds 25th Feb 2009. As you can see from the video we were really out numbered and we really need more florida residents who care about animal welfare to join us at the next meeting and speak out on behalf of the animals. If you would like to help us and the animals please take a few minutes to e-mail your comments to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: rulechanges@MyFWC.com or comments can be mailed to this address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Attn. Capt. Linda Harrison, 620 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600. The next meeting is june 17th & 18th at Crystal River, Florida. For more info please visit: MyFWC.com where an agenda will be posted closer to the dates. This is the best chance we have of getting rules changed regarding captive wild animals and it would be great to see more people ...
Amazing images of a mother Grizzly Bear and her cute cubs swimming and fishing for salmon to store up fat for their winter hybernation. Brilliant wildlife video from BBC animal show 'Animals: The Inside Story'.
Around the 7th of February I started noticing dead fish in Lake Parker, in Lakeland Florida. Today, the 10th, I made a video of what had become a progressively worse situation. Upon investigating the matter online, I found an article in the Lakeland Ledger dealing with the issue. Below is my short take and part of the article: Ray Watson, a fisheries biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission looks at a dead fish that was part of a large fish kill at Lake Parker in Lakeland on Monday, February 9, 2009. (As reported by the Lakeland Ledger) Ron Thorndike, with the City of Lakeland Lakes and Stormwater Division, uses a net to haul dead fish from the lake. You'll see a video of the dumpster that the fish were being hauled to in a moment. Doug Gleckler, the city's lakes manager, said the fish kill was the result of a combination of recent cold weather and high winds, which affected algae growth, and seriously reduced the polluted lake's dissolved oxygen concentrations.
Take a closer look at the weird and wonderful life of the Archer Fish and the Velvet Worm in this great video from BBC animal show 'Weird Nature'. See how a fish can create an effective water pistol for attack and how a worm can create a glue filled web to lassoo its victims.
Now Hiring Wildlife Managers by the Arizona Game and Fish Department www.azgfd.gov
US Fish and Wildlife Service Chooses The Kodiak To Monitor Waterfowl Populations Waterfowl all over North America may soon have to get used to a new but increasingly familiar sight... that of a massive Quest Aircraft Kodiak Turbo-Prop... an airplane chosen by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct surveys and monitoring under the watchful eye of our Department of the Interior, in cooperation with other affected nations. This aircraft will operate far from home, often in remote areas and have to cover a lot of ground... and on land or water, the Kodiak seems like the ideal aircraft for one of the most demanding missions in the world. Early in 2008, Quest Aircraft Company delivered its first customer Kodiak turboprop, to launch depositor Spirit Air... marking the company's latest step in its transition from an aircraft developer, to a full-fledged planemaker. The completed aircraft was delivered to Spirit Air in a presentation ceremony in late January, at the company's headquarters in Sandpoint, ID. Spirit Air was the lead commercial customer for the Kodiak when the company began taking deposits in May 2005. As ANN has reported, the Kodiak received FAA Type Certification on May 30 of last year. Quest says it continues to work with the FAA to achieve its production certificate, at which point the company hopes to make progress against what is currently a three-year delivery backlog. Quest states the all-aluminum Kodiak combines superior STOL performance and high useful ...
Western Pond Turtle hatchlings released into the wild near Lakewood, Washington, USA as part of the Head Start program by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Produced by Ryan Hawk
When giant cuttlefish fight for territory in the warm mating waters that surround Australia, they radiate flashing colours to ward off animal predators. Watch this fascinating clip to find out more about this unusual wild Australian fish. From the BBC.
Scientists have studied patterns of behaviour in sharks, seals and fish shoals and have discovered a 'Sea super highway' far out in the Pacific Ocean. Amazing wildlife photography from the BBC. Watch more 'White Shark Red Triangle' clips with BBC Worldwide here: www.youtube.com
This video presents us with amazng footage of the black marlin, reported to be the fastest fish on the planet at a top speed of 80mph! From the BBC.
In less than a couple of minutes a pack of piranhas strip a duck to the bone. These are extremely scary fish that will even try to bite through metal. From the BBC.
ReptilesTV and experts from the reptile industry respond to the US Fish and Wildlife Service issued Notice of Inquiry (NOI) for economical and biological information regarding constrictors of the genera Boa, Python and Eunectes. This request is interpreted by many to be a USFWS proposal that would classify snakes in these genera as injurious wildlife, which could then lead to a ban on their importation and interstate transportation. Reptile enthusiasts are taking immediate action.
In the Pacific Northwest of the United States, different species and stocks of Pacific salmon commingle as they migrate towards spawning areas. This often results in mixed-stock fisheries in which some stocks are abundant while others require protection. In fisheries that exploit complex stock mixtures, mass marking and mark-selective fishing emerged as a way to increase the harvest of hatchery fish while protecting natural stocks of concern. Currently, mass marking in this region involves clipping the adipose fin to provide a visual cue that allows differential retention of marked fish while requiring unmarked fish to be released in mark-selective fisheries. With about 200 million fish requiring mass marking each year, this program was clearly not feasible with the manual marking and tagging methods that were available in the early 1990's. In response to this need, Northwest Marine Technology (NMT) in cooperation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bonneville Power Administration, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service began developing a series of machine vision systems to automatically inject Decimal Coded Wire Tags (CWT) and excise the adipose fin on salmon and steelhead. Through consistent research and development, these partners created the AutoFish System. For more information, go to: www.nmt.us
Kingfishers beat the reaction time of a fish by 1/50th of a second. Hunting fish from the air, it seems, is harder than it looks for the birds. Amazing rare nature photography in this high-flying video from BBC Worldwide.
It's fishing season for hungry brown bears, and spy cam is stalking their territory to capture the best quality shots of their feast. Filmed in the lakes and mountains of the USA and North America. From the BBC.
It's harder than it looks to catch fish. Luckily mother otters and mother bears are on hand to give their young an important lesson in trout fishing.
VT Fish and Wildlife and USFWS visited this remote White Nose affected site and obtained much needed data on the ongoing mortality event. BCM shipped a DV camera to the VT team at the last minute and Joel Flewelling documented gearing up, bat behavior, data collection, and equipment decontamination. Is this a glimpse of the future of bat surveys in the East? Original high-resolution video at: www.batmanagement.com Special thanks to Aeolus video participants: Scott Darling, Wildlife Biologist VTFW Christopher Lincoln, VTFW Ryan Smith, Wildlife Technician VTFW Susi vonOettingen Endangered Species Biologist, USFWS Photography: Joel Flewelling, Fish and Wildlife Specialist, VTFW Video editing and webpage: John Chenger Bat Conservation and Management, Inc. For more information on White-Nose Syndrome, see: www.fws.gov www.white-nose.info groups.google.com
US Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center America's Wildest Places - Volume 2 National Wildlife Refuge Overview Plus Six Refuge Tours Teddy Roosevelt's your host as "America's Wildest Places - Volume 2" takes you to six more of America's outstanding National Wildlife Refuges. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 'No Motto' Illinois
US Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center America's Wildest Places - Volume 2 National Wildlife Refuge Overview Plus Six Refuge Tours Teddy Roosevelt's your host as "America's Wildest Places - Volume 2" takes you to six more of America's outstanding National Wildlife Refuges. Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge 'An Alaskan Experience' Alaska
The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Tule Lake, Bear Vally, Lower Klamath, Upper Klamath and Klamath Marsh.
The Warden's Creed: Recognizing the responsibilities entrusted to me as a member of the Warden Service of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife of the State of Maine, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the fish and wildlife laws of Maine, I pledge myself to perform my duties honestly and faithfully to the best of my ability and without fear, favor or prejudice. I will wage unceasing war against violation of the fish and game law in every form and will consider no sacrifice too great in the performance of my duty. I will obey the laws of the United States of America, and of the State of Maine, and will support and defend their Constitutions against all enemies whomsoever, foreign or domestic. I will always be loyal to and uphold the honor of my organization, my state, and my country.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources help landowners conserve land and restore streams to their natural beauty and flow.
Fish & Wildlife Minute - Frog Giggin'
News report about Operation High Roller, an investigation conducted by special agents of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Their investigation uncovered evidence that members of the National Birmingham Roller Club (NBRC) were trapping and killing lots and lots of hawks and falcons. Of the seven suspects arrested in Los Angeles, all of them pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. None received jail time but all received fines and five years of probation. All 14 suspects charged throughout California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas, pleaded guilty. None received jail time. As a result of the low penalties issued by the US District Courts in Oregon, Washington, and California, US Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon introduced legislation in the US Congress to strengthen the penalties available under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These defendants initially professed their innocence and accused the US Fish & Wildlife Service agents of engaging falsifying information and exaggerating the charges. I guess that's why they all pled guilty. Those convicted in California were: Juan Navarro (past president of the NBRC), Keith London, Brian McCormick, Rayvon Hall, Darik McGhee, Timothy Decker, and Efron Lopez, Jr.
These amazing plants produce gigantic leaves to cover as much surface area as they can, competing for precious light. From the BBC.
David Attenborough watches the wandering albatross, a bird of huge size and majesty. From the BBC.
Funny Big Game fishing clip. Man catches huge Goliath Grouper and gets uppercut by its tail.