More Coyote Safety Education Offered

first_img hire a wildlife biologist specialist to focus on human wildlife conflict enhance education about avoiding coyotes train up to 15 trappers to target aggressive coyotes provide a $20 per pelt incentive for professional trappers to harvest coyotes The signs that offer advice on what to do if an aggressive coyote approaches will be posted, as appropriate, at parks, hiking trails and other locations. Signs warning of coyote traps in the area will also be posted in appropriate locations as determined by Natural Resources. The materials released today will enhance the province’s other public education efforts about coyotes. The Department of Natural Resources has sent experts to give more than 100 presentations at schools and community organizations around the province, provided fact sheets to school boards, outdoor organizations and media outlets, and expanded the coyote information on the government website. More educational materials on coyote awareness will be released and posted online. Back away! Act big! Make noise! The three rules to remember in an encounter with an aggressive coyote are represented by the acronym BAM on educational materials released today, March 24. “At this time of year, as Nova Scotians spend more time outdoors, we want them to remember how to avoid coyotes and how to defend themselves if attacked,” said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. “This campaign teaches that coyotes are part of nature and we need to follow simple rules that help us to live with them, in rural and urban areas.” Colourful signs, bookmarks, pamphlets and online videos advise people to Be Coyote Smart with tips on how to avoid the animals and how to act if an aggressive encounter does occur. The materials are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/natr, at Department of Natural Resources offices, and will be available to teachers and schools throughout the province. “Being coyote smart means carrying a walking stick and noisemaker when hiking in woods, not giving food or leaving food for wild animals, and remembering to think BAM if approached by an aggressive coyote – Back away, Act big, and Make noise,” said department wildlife conflict biologist, Mike Boudreau. The province announced a four-step plan last April to address the issue of aggressive coyotes. The steps, which are completed or ongoing are:last_img read more

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6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today

first_img Source: PolishedWith all those people and all those cut-price goods, it can get pretty cut-throat. You never know what people will do to get that €150-down-to-€50 coat.You’ll overheat, then freeze Source: PeerfitShops = warm. Outside shops = cold. Scarf on, scarf off. You’re sweating, but the cold air is biting at your hands and neck. What’s going on?You could be at home Source: NingWith the fire on, a fistful of Roses, and something good on the telly. You can always get yourself a few bits online, can’t you?Suspicious item for sale in Dublin Spar shop>11 appalling trends you will DEFINITELY spot in an Irish nightclub> WHILE SOME PEOPLE consider St Stephen’s Day a day of rest and relaxation after the day of strenuous eating and drinking before it, for others it’s a day of action.Yes, St Stephen’s Day marks the beginning of the sales – when thousands of people will make their way into the cities and towns of Ireland in the hope of bagging some seriously reduced items.If you do choose to brave the crowds, we salute you. But there are six very good reasons why you shouldn’t.You have to get up early to make the most of it Source: NocookieBut you probably won’t. And then…The good deals will always be scooped before you can get to them Source: NewgifsNo matter how early you leave the house, there are going to be people who have queued since 6am to be the first in. You want to just wander in at noon and score some bargains? You’ve another thing coming.There are far, far too many people around Source: Daily EdgeGetting in your way, standing in front of the thing you want to look at, walking slowly ahead of you. Grrr.Tensions are highlast_img read more

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