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Wildlife and Pollution: 2001/02 Annual Report 2005


The Wildlife and Pollution contract covers a long-term monitoring programme, the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS), 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 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 and every three years these annual results are gathered together into a more substantial report in which they are integrated with previous findings. This current report presents the results of analyses carried out on material collected in 2001. It also includes a review of long-term trends in second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide residues in barn owls that occurred during the monitoring period up to and including the year 2001.

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: 2001-02 Annual Report. JNCC Report No. 352, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report provides the 2001/02 annual report of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS).

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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