New article describes impacts of illegal marijuana cultivation on wildlife

A male fisher (Martes pennanti) is photographed climbing a tree in northeastern California (Photo courtesy A. Facka, NCSU).  Recent work by Gabriel et al. documented rodenticide poisoning and exposure in fishers inhabiting public and tribal lands.

A male fisher (Martes pennanti) is photographed climbing a tree in northeastern California (Photo courtesy A. Facka, NCSU). Recent work by Gabriel et al. documented rodenticide poisoning and exposure in fishers inhabiting public and tribal lands.

The WIL’s nongame wildlife veterinarian, Deana Clifford,  has coauthored an article describing the impacts of illegal marijuana cultivation on wildlife.

Dr. Clifford and her co-authors are members of a multidisciplinary, multi-organizational working group advocating a strong science-based approach to assessing the impact of illegal cultivation on public lands.

The article entitled “Silent Forests?  Rodenticides on Illegal Marijuana Crops Harm Wildlife” appears in the current issue of The Wildlife Professional magazine  published by The Wildlife Society (TWS).

Click here to see the article.

Click here to see additional photos associated with the article.

Click here to read the original peer-reviewed publication examining rodenticide poisoning and exposure in fishers.

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