- The PBMS was started 50 years ago by the Nature Conservancy.
- In the 1960s there were serious concerns over the effects of organochlorine insecticides and organomercury fungicides on birds and mammals.
- PBMS monitoring and experimental and ecological studies demonstrated adverse effects of organochlorine insecticides (particularly dieldrin and DDT) on predatory bird populations in Britain.
- Our work contributed to the scientific evidence that led to bans on agricultural use of these insecticides in Britain and elsewhere.
- The PBMS has measured levels of these compounds in predatory and fish-eating birds ever since.
- The PBMS is the longest running scheme of its kind anywhere in the world.
How can you help?
If you find a dead bird of prey telephone us (01524 595830) or Contact us and see the How to send us a dead bird page.