News from the campaign for responsible rodenticide use

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has reported that there was no significant change in rodenticide levels in Barn Owl liver residues in 2016.

CRRU only came into effect mid 2016, so new restrictions and practices have not had much time to take effect but at least there has been no increase in Barn Owls that have been found to have residual Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGAR’s) in their tissues.

Still, 78% of Barn Owls tested had residues of one or more SGAR’s which is over three quarters of all birds tested.
There is a lot of room for improvement but hopefully as we go forwards CRRU will start to see reductions of cases of residual SGARS being found in prey bird species.

Greenway, for one, will be doing all it can to help.

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