Owls and loggers – An unlikely alliance

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Can’t we all just get along? If you ask owls and loggers in Russia’s Far East, the answer is a definite ‘yes.’

As a matter of fact, for the endangered Blakiston’s fish owl, loggers are essential for survival in Russia’s Primorye.

A new study shows that the greatest proportion of suitable fish owl habitat in a 7,804 square mile range was located in lands leased to logging companies (43 percent). Only 19 percent of such lands (enough for only eight owl pairs) were protected in nature reserves.

Find out why Russian loggers are flocking to help out native owls – Russian loggers are an owl’s best friend


One thought on “Owls and loggers – An unlikely alliance

  1. Interesting alliance indeed. I wonder what the effect of logging is on other species in the ecosystem. It’s fascinating to me how human disturbances and edge effects can change ecosystems, with some innovative species rising to the task and adapting in ingenious ways. Go ecology! Anyway, seems like a conservation success story, and I’m always on the lookout for those to write about for my blog, so thanks for drawing my attention to this!

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