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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.3 February 2000

Problems with rodenticides: the threat to Red Kites and other wildlife

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A recent review of pesticide poisoning of wildlife in Britain concluded that, 'although there has been some concern about the impact of the more toxic second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides on species such as the Barn Owl, Tyto alba, ...where label instructions are followed, the actual risk seems very small' (Johnson 1996). The present article uses information gathered as a part of the ongoing Red Kite Milvus milvus Reintroduction Programme to suggest that the risks from secondary rodenticide poisoning may be greater than has been thought previously.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist