MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: What is the predicted future of the peregrine falcon?

Date: Sun Jun 28 14:01:55 1998
Posted By: Louise Freeman, Post-doc/Fellow Biology
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 894131437.Zo

On the verge of extinction 25 years ago, the peregrine falcon has made a remarkable recovery thanks to protection in the wild, captive breeding/ release programs and perhaps most importantly, the banning of the pesticide DDT, which weakens the birds' eggshells. There had even been discussion of removing the bird from the endangered species list.

For more information on the peregrine falcon, go to:

or the sites listed at Animals__Insects__and_Pets/Birds/Species/Raptors/Falcons/Peregrine_Falcons/

Louise M. Freeman

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