fish & wildlife

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Wildlife: 11/20/14

Credit US Fish & Wildlife Services

We’ll be discussing wildlife today on the show, and wildlife pathologist Ward Stone will join us to provide insight on everything from the deer population to what you see in your backyard. 

Capital Region News
4:18 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Albany To Scatter American Crows

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Wildlife biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting a non-lethal wildlife management project to disperse the Fall/Winter roost of American Crows from the city of Albany. 

Those non-lethal methods include pyrotechnics, spotlights, non-harmful lasers, and amplified, recorded crow distress calls. Several of these methods produce loud noises and flashing lights (similar to sirens and fireworks) that frighten birds and may be heard or observed by local residents.

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Capital Region News
1:03 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

The Saga Of The Albany Bear

Time Warner Cable News reporter Maria Valvanis tweeted these images of the bear: (top) standard camera shot (bottom) the bear seen through the lens of a television camera.
Credit Maria Valvanis

A bear cub that took refuge in a tree across the street from a public school in an Albany neighborhood captivated the city for more than a day, the story attracting national attention and stirring a mini-debate over euthanization.  There is no happy ending.

The young black bear wandered far from home, survived being hit by two cars and shot with tranquilizer darts and a shotgun before finally falling from a tree where it sought refuge in a city neighborhood.

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Capital Region News
4:57 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Update: Bear Down In Albany

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The saga of the so-called "Albany Bear" has come to an end.

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Capital Region News
7:40 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Albany "Bear Watch"

These neighborhood children sparked public outcry to "save the bear."
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A bear up a tree in Albany has kept officials up all night -  

State Department of Environmental Conservation, City Police and local residents have been watching a young black bear who is high up in a backyard tree in a neighborhood off Whitehall Road. It's theorized the bruin made its way from Southern Albany County into the city by crossing the New York State thruway. After several spottings the bear was shot at least once then found refuge in the tree .

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New York News
4:34 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

NY Gov Signs Law Protecting Sharks

New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the law Friday, says an estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide to meet the market demand. The fins are used in soup popular in Chinese cuisine.

So-called "finning" of sharks is already illegal in U.S. and New York coastal waters. The practice involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and returning them to the water to die.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey

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Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game have released their results of the first statewide bald eagle nesting survey, conducted earlier this spring.

The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 30 active bald eagle nets have been verified in Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. The eagles were spotted as part of the state’s first bald eagle nesting survey, which was coordinated by the department’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and involved agency staff and volunteers.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Study Suggests Dam Removal Can Restore Native New England Fish Species

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory - NOAA

Researchers are claiming that it’s possible to save important native New England fish species if certain upgrades and removal of existing infrastructure can be made. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…

Ecologists from UMass Amherst and Stony Brook University in New York are saying that although the survival of some species of river herring in New England is threatened, work can be done to restore the small fish to healthy populations.

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The Roundtable
9:38 am
Wed August 8, 2012

"In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish"

We welcome New England recreational fisherman, Matt Rigney, to the show and speak with him about his book, In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish .

North Country News
6:44 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Vermont Deer Hearings to be Held This Week

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will hold two public hearings this month on deer management.

The topics will include the 2011 hunting results and recommendations for an antlerless permitting and youth season this year.

Last year, hunters took 12,132 deer during the archery, youth, rifle, and muzzleloader seasons in Vermont. Those totals will be discussed in detail at the hearings.