Barbara Wildlife Care Network
P.O. Box 6594 Santa Barbara, CA 93160
consider donating to the very fine, almost entirely volunteer
and also non-profit, Pacific
Wildlife Care in Morro Bay. The winter of
2010, June Taylor's facility was overflowing and the SBWCN
sent approximately 20 pelicans to the PWC in
P.O. Box 1134 Morro Bay, CA 93443
you for your help and caring!
Helping others helps yourself! Read
this interesting new study from the University of Oregon, reprinted
Daily "...Researchers found that two evolutionarily ancient
regions deep in the brain -- the caudate nucleus and the nucleus
accumbens -- fired when subjects saw the charity get the money.
The activation was even larger when people gave the money voluntarily,
instead of just paying it as taxes. These brain regions are the
same ones that fire when basic needs such as food and pleasures
(sweets or social contact) are satisfied...."
For instructions on how to rescue a pelican or other seabird, click.
an Adobe Acrobat .pdf list of California rehabilitators,
things you can do to help:
the use of barbless hooks: they're just as good for fishing
and do less damage to the unfortunate hooked birds.
* Do not feed wild pelicans, especially in areas where
there is fishing. What seems to many people an irresistable kindness,
in fact encourages the birds to hang around where, near inevitably,
they'll get hooked. In addition, seeing a free lunch, they'll compete
with and annoy fishermen some of whom may retaliate with extreme
* Actively participate in local wildlife conservation
and environmental organizations. Most all of them need and welcome
volunteers. Visit Resources
a list of Santa Barbara area organizations.
In Santa Barbara, to volunteer, call (805)-966-9005.
* Write letters to the local media and public officials
about the need for clean ocean waters and the importance of protecting
all marine life.
* Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, saying what you
think of this website and how it could be improved!