California condors consume rodenticide

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 for the story. 

To access the journal publication, see Herring et al, 2022. Collateral damage: Anticoagulant rodenticides pose threats to California condors.

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