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Shooting of owls OK'd to protect endangered species

Chris Merkord

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The B.C. government has approved the shooting of barred owls like this one in order to save the less-aggressive but endangered northern spotted owl. (The Herald, Barton Glasser/AP Photo)
The B.C. government has approved the shooting of one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, as the number of northern spotted owls continues to decline decades after they became the mascot of the "War in the Woods" over old-growth logging.
Northern spotted owls are on the brink of extinction in Canada, with only 10 birds remaining in the wild in southwestern B.C., according to some estimates.

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