Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wildlife poisoning in Africa devastating birds...

Wood Sandpiper
A few weeks ago, I referenced an article carried by Bird Life International with regards to shorebird conservation taking place in Barbados after years of hunting. It was welcoming news! Unfortunately, evidence of birds subjected to pressure all over the world just keep popping up. Today, I focus on a rather distressing article from Bird Life International that covers the use of Carbofuran – or Furadan a poison designed to control insect pests in a wide variety of field crops. Poachers in Africa have found another use, in that it is being used to kill off wildlife. Wood Sandpipers, White-backed Gyps africanus and Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus are just some of the species affected. Read on about Wildlife Poisoning in Africa.

White-backed Vulture
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Angad Achappa said...

This is really very sad news.. :( Liked the Wood Sandpiper pic, first thought it was perched on a stone or something. :D

Scott (JournOwl) said...

Unbelievable...and as you indicate it seems that everytime we turn around another instance of poisoning pops up. Glad to see Bird Life International is on the case.