Mouse plague poison kills dozens of birds in New South Wales

Mouse plague poison kills dozens of birds in New South Wales

Dozens of birds have been killed through poisoning amid concerns that methods to eradicate a growing mouse plague in eastern Australia are hitting other wildlife. The New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency has asked the public to “think carefully” about the amount and location of mouse bait being used, after an investigation confirmed that some […]

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Rat poison found in bodies of 80% of American eagles

Rat poison found in bodies of 80% of American eagles

Rat poison has been found in the bodies of an estimated 80% of American eagles, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. By examining the carcasses of golden and bald eagles found between 2014 and 2018, scientists were able to determine that the majority of them had exposure to poison. That included […]

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When will mountain lions in Los Angeles County stop being killed by cars and rat poison?

When will mountain lions in Los Angeles County stop being killed by cars and rat poison?

For the year that researchers tracked the young male mountain lion P-78, the cat relentlessly prowled the Los Angeles area for a home range to call his own. After being collared with a GPS tracking device in December 2019, he traveled west to Point Mugu in Ventura County, then north across the 101 Freeway before […]

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Petition: DDT-like “rat poison” killing wildlife

Petition: Take Action to Ban DDT-like “Rat Poisons” Killing Wildlife

There is an urgent need to protect California’s wildlife. More and more wild animals are being found contaminated by first and second generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Like the Covid-19 statistics, we are seeing increased numbers of contaminated wildlife because more tests are being performed. However, also like the pandemic, we don’t truly know the extent of exposure […]

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Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

PORTLAND,Ore.— The Trump administration today denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border, but granted them endangered status in the southern Sierra Nevada. The decision reversed a 2019 proposal to list fishers as threatened throughout their West Coast range. “The Trump administration’s denial of protection for fishers is […]

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This Brutal Pesticide Creates a ‘Circle of Death.’ So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

This Brutal Pesticide Creates a ‘Circle of Death.’ So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

The victim lying on Kevin Hynes’s stainless-steel table on March 11, 2015, showed no obvious cause of death. There were no injuries indicating that she had been hit by a car or electrocuted—the usual killers. Dressed in surgical scrubs and latex gloves, Hynes, a wildlife biologist with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in […]

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Petition: Ban Poisons Killing Mountain Lions

Petition: Ban Poisons Killing Mountain Lions

Mountain lions in the United States are very unfortunate. Human activities often put them in danger or directly target and kill them. They are victims of poaching and trophy hunting in states like Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. South Dakota even recently voted to allow trophy hunters to kill 30 percent of their mountain […]

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Rodent Poison Found in Two Dead Southern California Mountain Lions

One of two mountain lions found dead recently in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by potent chemicals used to poison rodents, according to National Park Service researchers who have been studying the region’s famed big cats for nearly 20 years. The mountain lion, known as P-30, is the fifth in a long-term study of […]

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