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Wildlife and Pollution: 2000-01 Annual Report 2005

Freshwater Terrestrial JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 0963-8091 Birds Birds and the environment Evidence JNCC report series Pollution Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring 351


The Wildlife and Pollution contract covers a long-term monitoring programme that examines the levels of certain pollutants in selected wildlife species in Britain. The programme was started in the early 1960s, when there were serious concerns over the effects of organochlorine insecticides and organomercury fungicides on various species of birds and mammals. This early work demonstrated the effects of the organochlorines, and eventually contributed to the ban on their use in the UK and abroad.

This programme is now the longest-running of its kind anywhere in the world and the findings stimulate considerable interest internationally, as well as in Britain. Annual reports give an interim summary of results. This current report presents the results of analyses carried out on material collected in 2000. Every three years these annual results are gathered together into a more substantial report in which they are integrated with previous findings. The last report of this type covered the period up to and including 1997 (Newton et al. 1998) and is updated here.

The report summarises the long-term trends in all contaminants (except rodenticides) that occurred during the monitoring period up to and including the year 2000. Results are published periodically in the scientific literature, and recent key papers are listed in the references.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2005·07·01

Shore, R.F., Malcolm, H.M., Wienburg, C.L., Walker, L.A., Turk, A. & Horne, J.A. 2005. Wildlife and Pollution: 2000-01 Annual Report. JNCC Report No. 351, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report provides the 2000/01 annual report of the Wildlife and Pollution monitoring programme. In this report, the annual results are gathered together into a more substantial report in which they are integrated with previous findings (undertaken every 3 years).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·02·16

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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