3. A Chronicling of Long-Standing Carbofuran Use and its Menace to Wildlife in Kenya

  1. Ngaio Richards12,13
  1. Joseph O. Lalah1,
  2. Peter O. Otieno2,3,
  3. Ngaio Richards12,13,
  4. Martin Odino4,
  5. Laurence Frank5,6,
  6. Alayne Cotterill5,7,
  7. Stephanie Dolrenry5,8,
  8. Leela Hazzah5,8,
  9. Darcy Ogada9,10,
  10. Munir Z. Virani4,9 and
  11. Dino J. Martins11

Published Online: 21 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998532.ch3

Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches

Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches

How to Cite

Lalah, J. O., Otieno, P. O., Richards, N., Odino, M., Frank, L., Cotterill, A., Dolrenry, S., Hazzah, L., Ogada, D., Virani, M. Z. and Martins, D. J. (2011) A Chronicling of Long-Standing Carbofuran Use and its Menace to Wildlife in Kenya, in Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning: Global Perspectives and Forensic Approaches (ed N. Richards), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998532.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 12

    Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, United Kingdom

  2. 13

    Working Dogs for Conservation, 52 Eustis Road, Three Forks, Montana, 59752, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology, School of Applied Sciences and Technology, Kenya Polytechnic University College, P.O. Box 52428-00200, City Square, Nairobi, Kenya

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Maseno University, P.O Box 333, 40105, Maseno, Kenya

  3. 3

    Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, D-85764 Neuherberg, Germany

  4. 4

    Ornithology Section, Department of Zoology, National Museums of Kenya, P.O. Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

  5. 5

    Living with Lions, Panthera, 8 W. 40th St., New York, USA 10018, USA

  6. 6

    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA 94720, USA

  7. 7

    Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, Abingdon OX13 5QL, UK

  8. 8

    Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin, USA 53706, USA

  9. 9

    The Peregrine Fund, 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, Idaho 83709, USA

  10. 10

    Ornithology Section, National Museums of Kenya, P.O. Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

  11. 11

    Insect Committee, Nature Kenya, The East Africa Natural History Society, Kenya

  12. 12

    Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, United Kingdom

  13. 13

    Working Dogs for Conservation, 52 Eustis Road, Three Forks, Montana, 59752, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745236

Online ISBN: 9781119998532

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Keywords:

  • carbofuran use;
  • Kenya, wildlife menace;
  • human-wildlife conflict;
  • NMK Ornithology Department;
  • wildlife mortality;
  • furadan in rice;
  • Bunyala Rice Scheme;
  • furadan-associated bird mortality;
  • decline of lions;
  • Kenya, and rehabilitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background on pesticide use and environmental monitoring in Kenya

  • Measuring the conservation threat that deliberate poisoning poses to birds in Kenya: The case of pesticide hunting with Furadan in the Bunyala Rice Irrigation Scheme

  • The role of carbofuran in the decline of lions and other carnivores in Kenya

  • Threats of secondary Furadan poisoning to scavengers, especially vultures, in Kenya

  • Forensic analysis of carbofuran in vultures and environmental samples collected from Laikipia and Isiolo districts

  • Repercussions of pesticides (including carbofuran) on nontarget, beneficial insects and use of insects in forensic analyses in Kenya

  • Analytical, legal and regulatory mechanisms in Kenya

  • General conclusions on carbofuran use, misuse and monitoring in Kenya

  • Acknowledgements

  • References