Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches

Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches

Editor(s): Ngaio Richards

Published Online: 21 NOV 2011 02:01AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470745236

Online ISBN: 9781119998532

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998532

About this Book

This cutting-edge title is one of the first devoted entirely to the issue of carbofuran and wildlife mortality. It features a compilation of international contributions from policy-makers, researchers, conservationists and forensic practitioners and provides a summary of the history and mode of action of carbofuran, and its current global use. It covers wildlife mortality stemming from legal and illegal uses to this point, outlines wildlife rehabilitation, forensic and conservation approaches, and discuss global trends in responding to the wildlife mortality.

The subject of carbofuran is very timely because of recent parallel discussions to withdraw and reinstate the insecticide in different parts of the world. Incidences of intentional and unintentional wildlife poisonings using carbofuran are undeniably on the rise, especially in Africa and India and gatherings of stakeholders are being organized and convened on a global basis. There is still a need to consolidate information on the different experiences and approaches taken by stakeholders. Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning is a comprehensive overview of global wildlife mortality, forensic developments and monitoring techniques and is a definitive reference on the subject.

It comprises of historical and current perspectives, contributions from key stakeholders in the issue of global wildlife poisonings with carbofuran, people on the ground who deal with the immediate and long-term ramifications to wildlife, those who have proposed or are working towards mitigative measures and solutions, those in contact with intentional or unintentional 'offenders', those who have adapted and developed forensic methodology and are gathering evidence.

"Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning is a collection of meticulously researched papers from all around the world that provide shocking facts about the effects of a deadly insecticide on wildlife. The book discusses the hundreds of thousands of animals, from elephants to fish, that are poisoned each year, the efforts to rehabilitate those which have been rescued, and the often heroic efforts to ban or reduce the use of the deadly chemical. This book is a must for all those concerned with the problem."
-Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, October 2011

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      A Chronicling of Long-Standing Carbofuran Use and its Menace to Wildlife in Kenya (pages 39–98)

      Joseph O. Lalah, Peter O. Otieno, Ngaio Richards, Martin Odino, Laurence Frank, Alayne Cotterill, Stephanie Dolrenry, Leela Hazzah, Darcy Ogada, Munir Z. Virani and Dino J. Martins

    3. Chapter 5

      Regulation of Carbofuran and its Use to Poison Wildlife in the European Union and the Rest of Europe (pages 132–170)

      Lukáš Poledník, Kateřrina Poledníková, Jitka Větrovcová, Václav Hlaváč, Hugh Jansman, Peter van Tulden, Christian Pichler, Hermann Ammer, Iñigo Fajardo, Antonio Ruiz, Irene Zorrilla, Antonio Valero, Isabel Fernández, Ernesto Sáez, F. M. Molino, Jesús Olivares, Péter Bedő and Gordana Pavokovic

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