Carnivorous Fishers in California Facing Poisoning From Illegal Pesticide

.

Carnivorous Fishers in California Facing Poisoning From Illegal Pesticide

A recent report showed how an illegal pesticide is causing wreck in the life of fishers in California. It has been claimed by a team, comprising of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Integral Ecology Research Center, the University of California Davis, and other institutions, after necropsies on 58 fishers in northwestern California and Central California was done. It was found that some 46 of the animals were found to be affected by minimum one anticoagulant rodenticides, which, as per the research, are used to get rid of rodents.

"Fishers are likely exposed to anticoagulant rodenticides when eating animals that have already ingested the rodentcide”, said a WCS release. It has further been revealed that anticoagulant rodenticides are likely to affect fishers badly, which is the worrying point. Nonetheless, it has been made clear that at no point, there is any doubt that pesticide used is illegal.

It has further been said by researchers that reduced habitat is the reason behind making fishers reach the forest areas in California's Sierras and coastal mountains, which are highly dominated by illegal marijuana cultivation. Perhaps that’s what is making fishers becoming highly vulnerable to chemicals used by marijuana growers.

It is believed that this research is nothing less than a wakeup call for species as well as fishers with the threat of conservation hovering over.


Latest News

Amazon Fire TV Stick will offer stiff competition to Neflix and Hulu Plus
New Chromebook buyers get 1TB free Google Drive storage space
China Adds Fresh Stimulus to Pep Up Growth
End of Harvest Season Results in Job Losses in Farming Sector
WalletHub Released a List of Best Deals on Black Friday
Massachusetts Regulators to Decide on Issue of Limiting time and Money for Gambl
More People Are Expected to Travel by Road during the Thanksgiving Holiday, due
Sotheby’s CEO, William Ruprecht to Step Down
Alibaba does well in the American Bond Market
Target's Holiday Season Sales Expected to Fetch Good Results
Uber’s New York Office Executive Investigated for Spying on Journalist
China’s Factory Gauge in November Dropped to a Six Month Low