On November 17th, NYS Environmental Conservation Officer Ableson teamed up with New York City Urban Park Rangers to patrol Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Employees of the Bartow-Pell Mansion, a historic house museum in the park, approached Ableson during the patrol to report a loose dog on the museum grounds. [Read more…] about Pup Lost In Museum Woods Reunited With Owner
In the late afternoon of Sunday, December 3rd, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation received a report of a Red-throated Loon who was found grounded at Exit 38 on I-87 (the Adirondack Northway).
It was followed almost immediately after by a report of a second Red-throated Loon who had landed on a road in Ausable. Then a third bird was found midday on Monday on Spruce Hill in Keene, NY. [Read more…] about 3 Red-Throated Loons Rescued In The Adirondacks
On November 4, 2023 New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Jason Powers was notified by DEC Central Dispatch that an individual checking coyote traps in the town of Cuba on the western border of Allegany County, NY discovered a small black bear caught in one of his foothold traps. [Read more…] about Black Bear Caught in Coyote Trap Released by Conservation Officers
On October 11th, U.S. Park Police and New York City Parks Enforcement Officers alerted New York State Environmental Conservation Officer Goonan about a man with a large Burmese python in Battery Park near the Statue of Liberty ferry terminal in Manhattan. [Read more…] about Man Returns To Battery Park With Another Burmese Python
On Sept. 26, while on patrol, ECOs Ableson and Goonan received reports of a large snake in Macombs Dam Park next to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. [Read more…] about Bambino Boa: Big Snake Recovered Near Yankee Stadium
When ecologist Carl Safina and his wife Patricia took in a near-death baby owl, they expected that, like other wild orphans they’d rescued, she’d be a temporary presence. But Alfie’s feathers were not growing correctly, requiring prolonged care.
As Alfie grew and gained strength, she became a part of the family, joining a menagerie of dogs and chickens and making a home for herself in the backyard. Carl and Patricia began to realize that the healing was mutual; Alfie had been braided into their world and was now pulling them into hers. [Read more…] about Alfie & Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe
In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors began serving to protect the natural resources of New York State. In 2022, Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) and Investigators across the state responded to more than 25,600 calls.
What follows are recently reported incidents involving wildlife rescues: [Read more…] about Recent Wildlife Rescues & Encounters: Loggerhead Turtle, NYC Pythons & Caged Whitetail Deer
In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors began serving to protect the natural resources of New York State. In 2022, Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) and Investigators across the state responded to more than 25,600 calls. What follows are recently reported incidents involving wildlife rescues: [Read more…] about Recent Wildlife Rescues & Encounters: Rattler, Owl, Eagle, Turtle & Rabid Fox
On December 14th, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation received a report of an iced-in loon on First Lake in Herkimer County. On December 15th, ACLC staff and volunteers responded to attempt to save the bird. The rescue team included Cody Sears, Jay Locke, Gary Lee, Don Andrews, and Kurt Gardner. [Read more…] about Iced-In Loon Rescued From Adirondack Lake
Ice fishermen Nick Weis and Mattie Riley found and protected two loons from an eagle attack on Sunday, and ice fishermen Jason Jordan and Tim Denno found a third loon on Tuesday. The fishermen caught and carried the birds to safety, then reached out to local wildlife professionals for help. [Read more…] about Iced-In Loons Rescued on Lake George