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Tuesday, 29 June 2010 22:55

Human – a friend or enemy?


It is quite sad that with the development of human society the respect for nature and life in general disappears. Not long time ago I wrote about two Huntsmen who hunted down protected mammal and birds for taxidermy and illegal sale; the illegal poaching of migrating birds in southern European countries is somehow overlooked by the EU authorities and the famous migratory routes in Mexican Bay are now under great thread because of the immense oil spill from BP platform. I also have a few sad pictures that I brought from Florida – during bird photography in Sebastian Inlet State Park on eastern coast of Florida I noted one Brown Pelican with something quite big, glittering hanging from its beak – the fish-bait! In one part of the Park there is a fishing pier where tens fishers crowd every day and so is no wonder that people and birds compete with each other – and is quite clear who is winning and who is always beaten – the nature or the birds if you like. But I was really shocked to see the fishers even in those most important and protected sanctuaries in Florida – as an example J.N.D. Darling Nature reserve at Sanibel Island is one of the most important sanctuaries in Florida but fishing is allowed almost everywhere as long as the fishers remove all the stuck baits and tangled lines from the environment – the reality is a bit different – the tangled lines that are the worse trap for water birds are seen quite often in this reserve! Similar situation is on Welsh Skomer Island where many seabirds are dying in lost fishing nets and tangled lines.

Lets wish to the birds and to the nature to endure and survive our human frenzy – maybe one day the mankind will wake up and realize that protecting the nature is the only way to go.



List of relevant articles about Florida

Florida 2010 – I – Anhinga, the snakebird

Florida 2010 – II – Pelican the bomber

Florida 2010 – III – Wakodahatchee, all in one

Florida 2010 – IV – Osprey, Florida`s fisher

Florida 2010 – V – Waders – not a simple task!

Florida 2010 – VI – Florida`s woodpeckers

Florida 2010 – VII – J.N.D. Darling and chilly tropics

Florida 2010 – VIII – Little Estero Lagoon

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Florida 2010 – IX – Sebastian Inlet State Park

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 January 2011 09:16
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