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The use of Poisons to control "pests"

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« on: March 21, 2014, 15:02 PM »
Hello all,

After reading about the deaths of various carrion birds, including an imperial in the Zamora area, i wonder what our forum members know about this subject?...

I remember 2 years ago here in Grazalema we had deaths from poisoned carcasses left out, presumably to control foxes etc... Before that Sue and I took a poisoned Griffon to a local recuperation place....

The article in Spanish is here
http://www.laopiniondezamora.es/comarcas/2014/03/20/aparecen-envenenadas-decena-rapaces-torres/748365.html

Statistics are a bit low from the ministry if you ask me... 10 years?....Data from the Spanish ministry of agriculture show that between the years 2000 and 2010 a total of 40 bearded vultures, 638 black vultures, 348 Egyptian vultures and 2,146 griffon vultures were found poisoned.

More links and info over at Iberianature.com
http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2014/03/the-use-of-poison-in-spain-what-is-it-killing/


« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 15:20 PM by Clive »
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