Help California Condors

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Secretary of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region

Native to North America, the California condor is extremely endangered and was reduced to just 8 in the wild in 1987. They were taken into captivity and an intensive captive breeding programme has led them to being released back into the wild.


California condors still face one of the same problems that nearly led to their extinction in the first place in 1987. Lead poisoning following ingestion of carcasses shot with lead ammunition.


Golden eagles, peregrine falcons, loons and other birds die incredibly painful unnecessary deaths from lead poisoning. Lead ammunition is used in hunting deer, wild pig, elk, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, ground squirrels, and other non-game wildlife. Lead also threatens top predators such as wolves, bears and panthers.


BAN LEAD IN AMMUNITION and FISHING TACKLE.

Secretary of the Interior

Ken Salazar

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. / Washington DC 20240
feedback@ios.doi.gov
Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov

Fish and Wildlife Service

Southwest Region

Benjamin Tuggle

P.O. Box 1306

Albuquerque

New Mexico, 87103

Phone: 5o5-248-6587

EMail: benjamin_tuggle@fws.gov

Native to North America, the California condor is extremely endangered and was reduced to just 8 in the wild in 1987. They were taken into captivity and an intensive captive breeding programme has led them to being released back into the wild.



California condors still face one of the same problems that nearly led to their extinction in the first place in 1987. Lead poisoning following ingestion of carcasses shot with lead ammunition.



Golden eagles, peregrine falcons, loons and other birds die incredibly painful unnecessary deaths from lead poisoning. Lead ammunition is used in hunting deer, wild pig, elk, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, ground squirrels, and other non-game wildlife. Lead also threatens top predators such as wolves, bears and panthers.



BAN LEAD IN AMMUNITION and FISHING TACKLE.

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