Kelowna man fined $10K for chopping down a tree with an eagle nest
A Kelowna man has been given a $10,000 fine for chopping down a tree that was home to a bald eagle home.
The occurrence occurred in March 2019 and as of late conceded in Kelowna Provincial Court.
The fine was passed on Monday.
“A Kelowna man has been given a $10, 000 fine for chopping down a tree that had a home of a Bald Eagle in it.
The man as of late confessed in #Courtenay Provincial Court regarding the March 2019 episode. Obliterating a bird home is an offense under the BC Wildlife Act.
Hawk home and roost trees inside sight of key nourishment sources are basic natural surroundings for these radiant winged animals.
Urban improvement on the east bank of #VancouverIsland has, after some time, expanded weight and decreased reasonable home site alternatives – this thus has expanded the requirement for exacting assurance of key bird home trees and living space. #BCCOS”
“Pulverizing a hawk home is an offense under the BC Wildlife Act,” said an announcement from the BC Conservation Officer Service.
“Falcon homes and roost trees inside sight of key nourishment sources are basic living space for these grand feathered creatures.”
The BCOS says urban improvement has just expanded weight and decreased reasonable home site alternatives for bald eagles.
Thusly, there’s been an expanded requirement for exacting assurance of key falcon home trees and territory.