[Tweeters] sign the petition for pale male and lola

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 10 10:13:08 PST 2004


--- Erica Zwick <EZwick at mrsc.org> wrote:

> FAMOUS RED-TAILED HAWK FINDS HIMSELF
> HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
> YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TODAY! 
> 
> A New York City institution and America's most
> famous avian celebrity is
> in jeopardy! For more than 10 years, the world has
> been dazzled and awed
> by a Red-Tailed Hawk who has made his home atop a
> 5th Avenue apartment
> overlooking Central Park. That is until earlier this
> week, when his nest
> was destroyed at the direction of the building's
> cooperative board. Take
> action today by signing our petition and put this
> beautiful hawk back in
> his home for the holidays! 
> 
> Named "Pale Male" by his numerous faithful
> followers, captured in a book
> and PBS documentary, this hawk has been tirelessly
> trying to rebuild his
> nest, a somewhat futile effort, as the co-op also
> removed a series of
> steel spikes - originally put in place to discourage
> pigeons from
> roosting - but managed to provide a strong structure
> to hold Pale Male's
> nest in place. Why the co-op destroyed the nest is
> unclear. What is
> clear is that Pale Male's future is uncertain -- but
> he isn't giving up,
> so neither are we! 
> 
> Audubon is calling for a full investigation as to
> why this happened,
> what is needed to remedy this situation, and whether
> reinstating the
> nest or other mitigation measures will be effective.
> And we've also
> launched a nationwide petition drive to urge the
> co-op to allow Pale
> Male to rebuild his nest and remain in New York
> City. Help restore Pale
> Male's home in time for the holidays by
> participating in this petition
> drive! Simply review the petition below and click on
> the link provided.
> Your action will go a long way to helping ensure
> Pale Male does not go
> homeless for the holidays! 
> 
> PETITION: 
> 
> PLEASE REPLACE PALE MALE'S NEST
> A Red-Tailed Hawk - a New York state protected
> species -- known
> throughout the world as "Pale Male" -- has made a
> home atop your
> building for the last 11 years. Through books and a
> documentary film
> about his life, Pale Male has become a great symbol
> and story of New
> York City. Removal of his nest and spiked footing
> above the 12th floor
> center window that faces 5th Avenue leaves his
> future uncertain.
> Red-Tailed Hawks have a great fidelity to the nest,
> and as it's been his
> home for the last 11 years, he'll want to stay as
> close as possible. We
> the undersigned urge you to replace the spiked
> footing above the twelfth
> floor center window that faces Fifth Avenue, or
> provide a platform that
> could be claimed by Pale Male as a safe place to
> nest. Please take
> action today to give Pale Male and his mate a chance
> to rebuild their
> nest prior to mating season, which begins in
> February.
> 
> To sign this petition, simply email
> audubonaction at audubon.org
> <mailto:audubonaction at audubon.org?subject=Pale Male
> Petition Signature>
> and provide your name, address, city, state and zip.
> Thank you for your
> support! 
> 

You can also send copies of that letter or your own
letters to the residents of the building because a
friend of mine found their contact information on the
web. I have listed their contact info here;

http://girlscientist.blogspot.com/2004/12/protest-info-from-people-to-people-for.html

Again, contact info for everyone involved in this is
posted at )(and was recently updated today in fact)

http://girlscientist.blogspot.com/2004/12/protest-info-pale-male-and-lolas-nest.html

I am posting protest letters that are copied to me
when permission is given to allow me to do so. Those
will appear later today.


=====
Devorah A. N. Bennu, PhD
Independent Scholar and
Research Associate,
American Museum of Natural History
birdologist [at] yahoo [dot] com
public blog: http://girlscientist.blogspot.com


		
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