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Greenland is about to reintroduce spring hunting of seabirds!

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 11:46   #1
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Exclamation Greenland is about to reintroduce spring hunting of seabirds!

This week the Greenland Home Rule Government will very likely approve a dispensation from a bird protection regulation which is only 15 months old. Additionally, at the beginning of May, the Greenland parliament is expected to discuss and approve these changes.

The details are still vague as the Home Rule Government is trying to keeping this controversial matter out of the public eye. But local conservationists report that the dispensation will allow spring hunting of the Common Eider Somateria mollissma, probably well into May. Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla and Guillemots Uria lomvia are also serious threatened by collection of their eggs for consumption.


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Old Tuesday 10th May 2005, 11:44   #2
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Thumbs up Good News from Greenland

Thank you all for your efforts:

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From: Proact Coordinator Greenland
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 10:55 PM
To: 'David Conlin'
Subject: News from Greenland
Importance: High

Dear David,

Very good news!! Please edit (if needed) and distribute:


Dear bird friends,

Our efforts worked!

Today, on Monday the 9th of May 2005, the Greenlandic Home Rule announced that the bird regulation will not be changed for the time being. This is very good news!

Just two weeks ago the Greenlandic government had plans to re-introduce spring hunt on Common Eider. But joint efforts from Proact supporters, Danish birders, the Danish bird society DOF/BirdLife Denmark, the Greenlandic bird society Timmiaq, WWF Denmark, a Danish member of parliament and others, apparently stopped the plans for now.

Hundreds of protest mails were during the last two weeks send from Proact supporters and Danish bird watchers to Greenlandic ministers after the call for support was send out.

In the press release that Greenlandic Home Rule promised to await the findings of an ornithological survey on the breeding Eiders in East Greenland before any changes to the current bird regulation is to be made. So, for now, the Eiders in Greenland are safe.

Our efforts to ensure sustainable wildlife management in Greenland do not stop here. Greenlandic implementation of the Ramsar Convention is still not satisfactory and the 11 designated Ramsar areas are not managed in accordance with the convention.

So everyone – thank you for your efforts!

Proact Greenland

PS: WWF has just released the report “The Big Four” on Greenlandic wildlife management. It can be downloaded from: http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where...?uNewsID=20110
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