Submitted by PBMS Admin on
We note with interest The Wildlife Society (America and Canada) story about analysis of liver tissue samples from dead California condors revealing that a large portion of the giant raptors have consumed carcasses that contain second generation anticoagulant rodenticides.
Rodenticides are a focus for the PBMS. We monitor these biocides in red kite and barn owls and our results inform a Stewardship Scheme in the UK.
See https://wildlife.org/california-condors-consume-rodenticide/ for the story.
To access the journal publication, see Herring et al, 2022. Collateral damage: Anticoagulant rodenticides pose threats to California condors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119925