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Keynote Presentation: Allen Fish
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Raptors, Rats, and Rodenticides – Is this DDT all over again?
Main Ballroom

Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) and Co-Founder of Raptors are the Solution (RATS), will trace the history of raptor population studies, including the impact of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and the current impact of anticoagulant rodenticides on the health of raptors. The US EPA recently banned second-generation rodenticides because they caused “unreasonable risks to the environment” by not only killing rodents, but also killing the wildlife and pets that feed on poisoned rodents. Allen will discuss how RATS was founded as an offshoot of the GGRO’s citizen science-based methods, as well as the progress that RATS has made toward removing these rodenticides from store shelves.


Allen Fish, Director/Co-Founder, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) and Raptors Are The Solution (RATS)


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