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Review of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS).

Shore, R. F. and Walker, L. and Thomas, G. O. and Barber, J. L. and Martin, F. R. and Jones, K. C. and Beresford, N. A. and Rowland, P. and Pickup, R. W. (2006) Review of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS). JNCC . Unknown Publisher.

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Abstract

The Wildlife and Pollution contract supports the long-term monitoring programme called the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) which monitors selected pollutants, pesticides and biocides in predatory birds in Britain. The programme was started in the early 1960s and was instrumental in securing the phased withdrawals of the permitted uses of organochlorine (OC) insecticides. It has since provided a measure of the effectiveness of regulatory bans in reducing the exposure of wildlife. The PBMS subsequently expanded to encompass a range of other contaminants and pesticides (specifically polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury (Hg) and second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides, thereby reflecting contemporary conservation and regulatory concerns. The PBMS is run by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). The other long-term funding stakeholder is the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the yearly results of the PBMS monitoring are reported to the JNCC. The data from the scheme enables the JNCC and Country Agencies to monitor trends, asses risk to wildlife, and advise on the effectiveness of measures to restrict the use and entry into the environment of particular compounds.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: ISSN 0963 8091
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 9114
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 27 May 2008 12:58
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 00:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9114

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