Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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The Resident Canada Goose Management Program BLOG:
We are awaiting funding for a resident Canada Goose Management Program on Vancouver Island.
So I thought I would get started and just keep my fingers crossed for the funding to come through. It's important to spread the word about the geese and why there is a problem regardless.

In the 1960's geese were brought here to increase numbers for hunting. It wasn't long before populations grew and then folks realized that the geese were not migrating, they were staying all year long. Years later the local estuary damage caused by the geese is a reminder that human intervention can cause lasting problems. A volunteer addling and banding program has been in place for a number of years, This year we hope that funding will push things to a more serious management level.

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