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Teach kids the importance of Wildlife #507862
09/29/15 04:35 AM
09/29/15 04:35 AM
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DeeJay Offline OP
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From Noelle,

Caye Caulker's iguana population already seems to be plummeting. The path to south point is littered with corpses killed by kids and their slingshots and the live ones are harder and harder to spot.

Re: Teach kids the importance of Wildlife [Re: DeeJay] #507883
09/29/15 08:46 AM
09/29/15 08:46 AM
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Noelle Offline
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I will say this always gets better once school is back in session smile

Re: Teach kids the importance of Wildlife [Re: DeeJay] #507961
10/01/15 12:55 PM
10/01/15 12:55 PM
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DeeJay Offline OP
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Teaching children the value of being able to see an animal in the wild, the back yard, in the sea..and for future generations to enjoy.

Last edited by DeeJay; 10/02/15 06:05 AM.
Re: Teach kids the importance of Wildlife [Re: DeeJay] #508183
10/11/15 09:59 AM
10/11/15 09:59 AM
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As a former juvenile hunter I know "the thrill of the kill" can be powerful and unthinking. Unless the island residents can somehow instill the inherent values of a diverse wildlife environment before the boys (mostly) enter that phase, this is likely to continue. I eventually came out of mine when I was caught then taught by a mentor to appreciate the beauty and value of wildlife simply for the sake of their existence and enrichment of ones environment. I would extend that concern to any of the islands reptiles including boas, which unfortunately, often seem to be the victims of simple fearful human reaction.

I should add that I'm not averse to hunting for food, but I'm reluctant to say make anyone apprehended eat their kill simply from the standpoint that iguanas are completely palatable when grilled over hardwood coals and sometimes referred to as "jungle chicken". You might not want to inadvertently trigger that as additional pressure given a declining population. But, given modern tastes, I rather doubt that as a likely scenario!

First step might be for Town Council to pass an ordinance protecting the Caye's reptiles..of course that does require a degree of enforcement to back it up...

Re: Teach kids the importance of Wildlife [Re: DeeJay] #508201
10/12/15 06:14 AM
10/12/15 06:14 AM
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DeeJay Offline OP
DeeJay  Offline OP
Hello Bear,
I really like your take on this..
Hopefully writing about this can help bring some light to the situation..
Ancestors would teach about the importance of the sea and animals..somewhere that seems to have gotten lost. Hope it comes back..and soon!

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