[CT Birds] Port Authority is working to move immediately to atrapping program. Yeah!

Janis LaPointe sunbirdjan at cox.net
Mon Dec 9 23:26:07 EST 2013

Great news.   I bet an onslaught of petitions signed today helped, along 
with the news coverage.     Port Authority had itself an authentic Public 
Relations Crisis.
Janis LaPointe

From: "Don Crockett" <doncrockett63 at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 8:40 PM
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Port Authority is working to move immediately to 
atrapping program. Yeah!

> Via Michael Shanley on New York Birders Facebook page:
> This release came to me from a friend who is close to the Port Authority. 
> I
> dont have a link yet, but the release should be going live soon if it
> hasn't already. Good work everyone!
> December 9, 2013
> CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
> 212-435-7777
> “The Port Authority is working with the New York State Department of
> Environmental Conservation to move immediately toward implementing a
> program to trap and relocate snowy owls that pose a threat to aircraft at
> JFK and LaGuardia airports. The Port Authority’s goal is to strike a
> balance in humanely controlling bird populations at and around the agency’s
> airports to safeguard passengers on thousands of aircrafts each day. Over
> the past two weeks, five planes at JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia
> airports were struck by snowy owls that have been migrating to our region
> in far higher than typical numbers this year.”
> -- 
> Don Crockett
> Great Blue Media Works - http://greatblue.com
> West Hartford, CT
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