Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Endangered Wedge-tailed Eagle injured in illegal trap **WARNING** Sickening photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Friday 6th December 2019, 05:02   #1
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 6,536
Thumbs down Endangered Wedge-tailed Eagle injured in illegal trap **WARNING** Sickening photos

A beautiful Endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle has been injured in an illegal rabbit trap losing one toe and talon and may have to be euthanized.

**WARNING** Confronting Sickening photos and footage. I took one look at the photos and decided I wasn't even going to play the video footage. Just posting this because there is only something like ~350 breeding pairs left in the world and as a public service FYI.

Consider carefully before you click on the link, look at photos, or play footage ........

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...ZBdFoB0M0jxPn8


F*@ken some humans - they make me want to be sick !






Chosun

Last edited by Chosun Juan : Friday 6th December 2019 at 05:07. Reason: CODE RED WARNING !!!
Chosun Juan is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 6th December 2019, 22:19   #2
andyadcock
Registered User
 
andyadcock's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nottingham UK and St Petersburg, Russia
Posts: 15,900
No justification for this but is WtE endangered?

From Birdlife:
The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
__________________
Andy A
andyadcock is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 6th December 2019, 22:35   #3
Sangahyando
Registered User

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kiel
Posts: 1,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyadcock View Post
No justification for this but is WtE endangered?

From Birdlife:
The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
I think the OP was referring to the Tasmanian ssp. specifically. That population is endangered, IIRC.
Sangahyando is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 7th December 2019, 03:09   #4
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 6,536
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyadcock View Post
No justification for this but is WtE endangered?.....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sangahyando View Post
I think the OP was referring to the Tasmanian ssp. specifically. That population is endangered, IIRC.
Yes, the article was quite clear - the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax fleayi). The 350 quoted in the article may be breeding adults total (not pairs). As little as 95 nests each year are successful and mortality from there is high. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasm...e-tailed_eagle

Hopefully this beautiful bird can be saved and at least live comfortably well looked after in captivity and contribute to breeding. Every individual counts.




Chosun
Chosun Juan is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 7th December 2019, 10:14   #5
MJB
Registered User
 
MJB's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Holt
Posts: 4,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chosun Juan View Post
Yes, the article was quite clear - the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax fleayi). The 350 quoted in the article may be breeding adults total (not pairs). As little as 95 nests each year are successful and mortality from there is high. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasm...e-tailed_eagle

Hopefully this beautiful bird can be saved and at least live comfortably well looked after in captivity and contribute to breeding. Every individual counts. Chosun
Indeed! I saw quite a few in Tasmania in 2016, including one about 30km NNW of Bicheno, not far from this appalling incident's location.
MJB
__________________
The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
MJB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wildlife officers public info appeal - Wedge-tailed Eagle killings, Yea, Chosun Juan Birds Of Prey 11 Saturday 23rd November 2019 12:22
Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle daisylover Wildlife Art 2 Sunday 17th December 2017 21:43
Wedge-tailed Eagle Richard Klim Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature 3 Sunday 5th March 2017 13:23
Wedge-tailed Eagle - Pilbara, Western Australia Seashore Your Birding Day 1 Thursday 29th November 2012 08:13
Amazing sight of Wedge-tailed eagle pesche1306 Birds Of Prey 6 Tuesday 1st August 2006 05:42



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.19597912 seconds with 18 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:34.