1 Tahrcountry Musings: Crackdown On Toxic Pesticides Help Endangered Bird Of Prey Bounce Back

Monday, May 22, 2006

Crackdown On Toxic Pesticides Help Endangered Bird Of Prey Bounce Back

Crackdown on toxic pesticides and concerted protection has helped a bird of prey to thrive throughout the UK, 35 years after it was on the brink of extinction. In 1971, just one pair of marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) remained at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' Minsmere reserve in Suffolk. By 2005, 360 breeding females were recorded in parts of eastern England, the Cambridgeshire Fens, Kent, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Scotland. Protection and augmentation of wetlands was an integral part of the drive to protect the bird. The future looks bright and environmentalists are a happy lot.

2 comments:

Anusha said...

That is some good news. I was happy to read it

Angel Mary Fernadez said...

Give the wildlife the right environment and they invariably bounce back. It is our utter disregard for their welfare that sucks them in to the vortex of extinction.