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Lead from ammo continues to be a major problem for condors

December 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

A new study out of UC Davis indicates that poisoning from spent lead ammunition continues to be a significant problem for California Condors. Just this week, the California Fish and Game Commission moved forward on a timeline for implementing Assembly Bill 711, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for hunting throughout California beginning […]

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First wild-hatched condor in Big Sur dies

September 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Sad news out of Big Sur this week, as word of the passing of California Condor #444, also named Ventana, was made public. While the cause of death apparently hasn’t been confirmed, the bird was treated in May for lead poisoning. Share on Facebook

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Widespread availability of nonlead ammo means there’s no reason to delay AB711

July 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition

A new study from one of the world’s leading experts in use of nontoxic ammunition shows that nonlead ammunition is widely available throughout California. The study surveyed retail stores in California and online sources, concluding there is widespread market and retail availability of all popular shotgun and rifle ammunition types for the take of wildlife […]

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Another loss for the lead lobby

July 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition, Pollution

The New York Times editorial board takes note of yet another loss for those who will argue that lead from ammunition in our environment is just fine: So much for another hard workweek in the Senate. The one accomplishment was the unintended protection of the E.P.A.’s authority over lead. Now the agency should protect the […]

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Research on lead in Oregon raptors leads to conclusion about lead ammo

May 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition

The Audubon Society of Portand today released the results of a new study into lead poisoning of raptors both in urban and rural areas. The research prompted the Audubon chapter to conclude that lead from ammunition is likely responsible for increased lead levels in birds. “The results clearly indicate that a ban on the use […]

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Gov. Jerry Brown visits Audubon

February 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Brigid McCormack, Lead ammunition, Michael Sutton, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway

California Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown today dropped in on the National Audubon Society Board meeting in Sacramento and shared his perspective on both the ongoing drought, but also his overall philosophy on environmental responsibility. The Board thanked him profusely for signing Assembly Bill 711 last October, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for […]

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21 Condors being treated for lead poisoning at L.A. Zoo

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

According to a report from the Associated Press, veterinarians at the Los Angeles Zoo have treated 21 endangered California Condors for lead poisoning this hunting season. Officials correlate the lead poisoning with the increase in lead ammunition being left in the field. Audubon California recently joined with the Humane Society of the United States and […]

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Local Audubon chapters across California voice support for nonlead ammunition bill

October 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

From the Oregon border, south to San Diego, and east through the Central Valley and Eastern Sierra – local Audubon chapters are voicing strong support in their communities for a bill that will remove toxic lead from the environment. Assembly Bill 711, recently approved by the State Legislature and now awaiting the Governor’s signature, would […]

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The sad legacy of toxic lead in the wild continues

October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Following the transmitter’s signal, it didn’t take me long to find the body of the three-year-old California condor, lying sprawled in the grass beneath a giant pine snag, its nine-and-a-half foot wings half-opened from its body. The date was March 22, 1984 and the foothills of southern Tulare County were spectacular with lush green fields […]

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Former Assemblyman Pedro Nava prods Governor to sign AB 711

October 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Former Assemblyman Pedro Nava this past Sunday penned an opinion piece in his local paper, the Santa Barbara News-Press, encouraging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 711, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for all hunting in California, beginning in 2019. Unfortunately, the piece is behind the newspaper’s paywall, but here are […]

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Why Audubon California is tackling the issue of lead ammunition

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Brigid McCormack, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

We knew going into the 2013 legislative session that a lot more people in Sacramento would be talking about the California Condor than usual. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 711 – which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for all hunting – Audubon California and our partners are taking on one of the […]

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L.A. News Group comes out in favor of a lead-free environment

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Great to see the L.A. News Group newspapers come out in favor of Assembly Bill 711, which will remove a major source of toxic lead from the environment. The editorial today comes out in all of the LANG properties, including the L.A. Daily News: The governor should sign the bill before the Oct. 13 deadline […]

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L.A. Times backs Assembly Bill 711 and a lead-free environment

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Great opinion piece from Carla Hall of the Los Angeles Times today supporting Assembly Bill 711. After being passed by the State Legislature, the bill is now sitting on Gov. Brown’s desk awaiting his signature. A bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition by all hunters throughout California awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. There’s […]

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Of goblets and lead

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

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San Francisco Chronicle editorializes in favor of AB 711 and a lead-free environment

September 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Joining just about every other major newspaper in California, the San Francisco Chronicle today tells Gov. Brown to sign Assembly Bill 711, which would require nonlead ammunition for hunting. From the paper’s editorial board: There is no safe level of lead for humans or in the environment. That’s why lawmakers and scientists have worked to […]

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