Dutchman saves Norwegian sea eagle from drowning


This 1 July 2017 video shows how Dutchman Ron Nederpelt, on holiday in Norway, helps a sea eagle dry its wings. Rob de Blois made this video. The eagle had fallen into the sea after a fight, and might have drowned as its wings had become wet.

Ron Nederpelt got the eagle out of the water, and helped it until it could fly again. The eagle was not aggressive to Ron.

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Atlantic puffins in Norway, video


This video is about Atlantic puffins on Runde island in Norway.

Norwegian publisher recycles Trump speeches as poetry


Norwegians demonstrating against Donald Trump in Oslo in January 2017. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

From The Local in Norway:

Norwegians upcycle Trump speeches into poetry collection

12 May 2017

A Norwegian publisher who has released a collection of Donald Trump’s speeches repurposed as poetry says that the new book shows a different side to the US President.

“I know words… I have the best words,” Donald Trump once said in his superlative way.

Now those words by the new US president have been pulled together as a “collection of poetry” in Norway.

Who knew? Trump the poet?

“What Trump says is closer to poetry and fiction than to reality,” said the Norwegian man who created the collection, Chris Felt.

We’re appalled that his rhetoric which seems to have little thought or preparation behind it could have won an electoral campaign,” Felt told the newspaper Aftenposten.

The book’s tongue-in-cheek title is “Make poetry great again” — a play on Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again“.

The content is composed strictly from speeches, interviews and other statements that the 70-year-old has given over the years.

Among the choice bits turned to poems in the book are words about his daughter that Trump said around 10 years ago.

“I have said

if Ivanka

were not my daughter,

perhaps

I would be dating her”

Felt said the words may be “terribly macho, pitiful and confusing but when the quotations have space around them I see other facets of him”.

Reading Trump‘s words as poetry Felt said he felt in them “more despair, more insecurity and perhaps an inferiority complex“.

According to the publisher Kaggen, the first print run was 2,000 copies — one of which has been sent to Trump. Now the question is whether his penchant for superlatives will make it a “bestseller”.

Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls: here.

Norwegian right-wing politician wants all carnivorous animals killed


This video says about itself:

Wolf hunting in Norway

28 December 2016

A real issue in Norway. The hunters are aiming towards killing too many wolves. Happily the hunt was cancelled in time.

Translated from Dagbladet daily in Norway:

Conservative politician believes all predators should be shot dead: They provide no added value

Member of Parliament Laila Davidsen (Høyre [translated: ‘right-wing’, the Norwegian Conservative party]) believes wolf extermination is only one of several things her own government has not delivered on in anti-predator policy. Now she demands action.

12 February 2017 12:24

Talking only about economic ‘added value’: this would be a death blow to ecotourism in Norway.

Norwegian wolves’ lives saved


This BBC video from Canada says about itself:

22 June 2016

Gordon Buchanan tries to get up close to the wolves‘ den using a special camera to see how many young cubs there are. Taken from Snow Wolf Family And Me.

Fortunately, not all hunting news is as bad as the news about Donald Trump’s sons.

Translated from Vroege Vogels TV in the Netherlands:

Norway stops shooting of two-thirds of the wolf population

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Also thanks to international pressure, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, has reversed the decision to kill two-thirds of the wolf population in the country. The four packs north of the Norwegian capital Oslo are saved.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is greatly relieved. According to Nina Jensen, CEO of WWF Norway, it is a great victory for Norwegian nature: “We have in recent weeks along with other organizations collected more than 60,000 signatures against the massacre of 47 wolves. There are only 70 wolves and the wild wolf population is already declining much, including by illegal hunting. The plan to cull nearly as much as seventy percent of the wolves in the country led rightly internationally to much criticism. We are pleased and grateful that the decision was reversed!”

Independent legal review

In October of this year the [government’s] Norwegian Centre for Nature decided to issue hunting permits to protect farmers and cattle. WWF Norway had asked for an independent judicial review of this decision. Jensen: “The statement by the Norwegian Minister is now obvious: it is not permissible to hunt wolves which do not harm sheep and other livestock. And that is the greatest victory!”

Now, one should hope that there will no exceptions to these new rules for the royal family of Sweden … or for the royal family of Spain … or for the royal family of Britain … or for the royal family of the Netherlands … or for the royal family of Belgium …or for princes from Qatar … or for Donald Trump’s sons.