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Welcome to the Wildlife News Topic.

Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was established to further promote the knowledge and understanding of Wildlife through science and education.

This topic is for you to bring in any wildlife stories you may come across.
Your local news may report on some thing that will be of wider interest.
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Planes, webcams, solar-powered trackers: All the ways to watch an eagle

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Fraser Valley raptor specialist wants to keep eagle-sharp eye on birds with tracking packs

CBC News Posted: Mar 14, 2018 12:13 PM PT Last Updated: Mar 14, 2018 12:13 PM PT

Fraser Valley conservationist David Hancock spent the better part of a century watching birds of prey, and thinks a new device could sustain the eagle population for years to come.

Fraser Valley conservationist David Hancock spent the better part of a century watching birds of prey, and thinks a new device could sustain the eagle population for years to come. (Supplied by Hancock Wildlife Foundation)

"I'm a Luddite. I don't even like telephones," laughed David Hancock.

Yet the raptor specialist, who's been studying B.C.'s eagle population for more than half a century, says he's been forced to use modern contraptions all his life — for a cause close to his heart.

From aerial observation to digital live streams, Hancock's work has kept up with the times. Now, as the founder of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, he's intent on outfitting his beloved birds with solar-powered tracking devices to find out where they go when they leave home.

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Fraser Valley eagles outfitted with tracking system

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David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse file photo)

Raptor specialist monitoring movement, habits of birds of prey

The eagles are back, and they’re more fashionable than ever.

More than 50 years ago, raptor specialist David Hancock counted three pairs of nesting eagles in the Fraser Valley.

Today, there are nearly a thousand nesting in the same area, and some of them are now sporting a $5,000 “backpack.”

The pack, courtesy of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, is a tracking system that provides daily updates of the bird’s movement.

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David Hancock to Speak in Ocean Park, South Surrey

Wildlife News

Don't miss this chance to hear David Hancock.  This event is open to the public in the Metro Vancouver area and beyond. 

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Nesting bald eagles arrive in Vancouver, but at a vulnerable time

Wildlife News


The raptors are vulnerable in busy urban areas when they are raising eaglets, say advocates

By: Metro Published on Thu Feb 22 2018

Bald eagles throughout Vancouver are making the final touches on about 20 nests that will soon be home to dozens of eaglets come spring — and advocates are doing all they can to help.

Experts say nesting is a vulnerable time for the eagles, but some are having difficulties adjusting to the increasingly noisy urban life. Some raptors, like a male eagle living at Vanier Park, started calling Vancouver home long before the city became the bustling place it is now.

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Bet your pet canít do this. Meet Morgan, B.C.ís snow shoveling dog

Wildlife News7 February 2018

A 125-pound Newfoundland dog in B.C.ís Shuswap region can operate a snow blower and roast hotdogs over an open fire, among other things.

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$15,000 golden eagle stolen in Ontario is Ďnot very friendly,í handler warns

Wildlife News30 January 2018

Ontario Provincial Police are on the hunt for suspects following the theft of a large bird of prey from an aviary about 75 kilometers west of Toronto.

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Chinese scientists clone monkeys, bringing them one step closer to cloning humans

Wildlife News25 January 2018

Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two monkeys, breaking a key barrier to cloning humans.

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Female cats are more likely to be right-handed, researchers discover

Wildlife News22 January 2018

Researchers have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males..

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