Copied from Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Facebook Group), May 29, 2020
IT’S HIGH TIME FOR A SILENT SEASON IN NOVA SCOTIA:
Over the next few days, you’ll be hearing more about the need for a SILENT SEASON to be established here in Nova Scotia. What that means is that there would be a “time out” during peak bird nesting season — an official period of time when forestry MUST CEASE its logging operations to allow birds to nest and raise their young so that they are fledged and ready for their impending fall migration. No longer should they be subjected to being disturbed and destroyed by forestry operations. Other creatures would also benefit from this quiet time – mammals could raise their young without being terrorized by loud machinery hacking down the forest around them. Young amphibians in vernal pools and streams in forests would have a chance to develop before being pulverized beneath the wheels of heavy equipment. Turtles would be less likely to be crushed as they cross roadways to make their way to nesting sites to lay eggs. It would be a WIN for all creatures. It would also help to prevent devastating fire events like the one that happened earlier this week and doubtless left many nests, eggs, and birds charred amongst the smoking carnage.
What can you do? NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP!!! It is important to send a clear message to the politicians of this province that we are FED UP with the lousy way that nature is being treated. WE WANT CHANGE NOW! Not NEXT YEAR or the year after. THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. What all of us need to do is start sending emails, letters, making phone calls, writing to news websites, posting on social media, and doing whatever else we can to say, NO MORE! NO MORE DESTRUCTION! This is a list of MLA email addresses. Please join me in sending emails over the coming week as you hear more about the call for a SILENT SEASON in the forests of Nova Scotia.
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