Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Geesepeace 2007

Advice on how to deal with problem numbers of Canada Geese is being shared at an international conference being held in Stratford-upon-Avon. Fifty delegates from around the world are sharing their experiences on how to humanely deal with the rising problem of Canada Geese - which are increasing at an alarming rate.

Stratford has managed to decrease its geese numbers from 700 to 100 within three years (and also do away with the half a ton of excrement deposited daily). Using egg dipping as a means of bird control, the discouragement of feeding by the public, and herding techniques using dogs should they start to wander from their designated areas, they have managed to control the problem as humanely as possible.

Their concluding advice will be made available to all other authorities who are experiencing problems with this species who, during the breeding season, can become very territorial and aggressive - even to humans.

Original article appeared on the BBC News website.

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