The 3 remaining Northern Spotted Owls in BC can breathe a sigh of relief ... at least for a year... Plus sign the new rodenticide petition!
Read the whole article at the Narwhal HERE Is this truly a victory?! If so it is one that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The need for the government to protect the habitat of the last 3 Spotted Owls should be a given not something to be celebrated. However this is where we are and so I must say thank you to the Wilderness Committee and the Spô'zêm First Nation for working so hard to make this happen. These owls have been failed by both the provincial and federal government. All we must do is to look to WA state, where even though populations have dwindled to under 500 birds... that we have done something gravely wrong here at the northern limit of their range. With only 3 wild birds this species is functionally extinct in my view. No captive birds have been successfully released into the wild. When these owls are gone after all the failed NDP promises of creating an endangered species act and not logging in old growth forests and breaking the Species At Risk Act (SARA); we wil