European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

According to the first study to evaluate these implications across Europe, poisoning caused by preying on or scavenging animals shot by hunters using lead ammunition has left many raptors—or birds of prey—far smaller than they should be. When birds such as eagles and Red Kites scavenge carcasses or consume injured animals with toxic lead pieces […]

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Two young ospreys were removed from their nest and euthanized so workers could replace a light in a Southern Maryland park

Two young ospreys were removed from their nest and euthanized so workers could replace a light in a Southern Maryland park

Two juvenile ospreys were taken from their nest on a light pole at a park in Calvert County, Md., and euthanized, causing a stir among local wildlife enthusiasts and birders. County officials said they followed all protocols and federal laws protecting birds in removing the young ospreys from the pole to replace a light fixture […]

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