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13.02.18

Pesticides, Peregrines and Politics: Another Triumph for Birdwatchers

Pesticides, Peregrines and Politics: Another Triumph for Birdwatchers

A free talk by Jeremy Greenwood in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Carnelley Building, University of Dundee

Tuesday 13 February at 6pm

Surveys of Peregrine Falcon populations since the 1950s showed up the problems of organochlorine pesticides. Armed with scientific evidence, birdwatchers persuaded governments to regulate the use of these pesticides. As a result, the birds recovered as pesticide-usage declined. In this talk, Jeremy considers how this story relates to the use of scientific evidence in determining policy and he examines why Peregrines in parts of Scotland have not increased as much as they should have done.

Please book a place via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pesticides-peregrines-and-politics-another-triumph-for-birdwatchers-tickets-42867394531

Please enter the Carnelley Building by the main front entrance. Latecomers may not be admitted. Refreshments will be served after the talk.