Free Conservation Lecture

When:
January 15, 2015 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
2015-01-15T03:00:00+00:00
2015-01-15T04:00:00+00:00

“Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives”  by Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Ph.D, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & Director

 

Pesticides are used extensively within urban and agricultural settings with the goal of reducing damage to human and domestic animal food supplies or the spread of disease.  However, non-target species including sensitive wildlife have unfortunately been exposed or poisoned through legal and illegal uses of these toxicants. One type of pesticide, rodenticide, has contributed to world-wide exposure and poisonings of numerous non-target wildlife species.  Locally, in Humboldt County, the misuse of rodenticides has been associated with trespass marijuana cultivation on forested public and tribal community lands. These habitats are home to several species of conservation concern, and the use of toxicants have both individual and population level effects on many of these wildlife species.  In addition, due to the inherent purpose of these compounds, the affected prey populations within these sites are thus influencing the fitness of species dependent on them.

This lecture will focus on the current data that has been collected by Dr. Gabriel on wildlife exposures and deaths attributed to these toxicants in Humboldt County. It will also discuss the difficulties of collecting the effects of these toxicants, as well as alternatives that people could incorporate at home and within legal use settings that are not as toxic.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $6.75

Children (3-12): $4.75

Seniors/Military: $5.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

Directions

Events & Classes

Jun
7
Sun
2015
7:00 pm Zoo Crew Orientation
Zoo Crew Orientation
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Want to work more closely with the animals? This year-round program offers individuals the opportunity to take part in some of the zoo’s day-to-day activities, like feeding, observing and handling animals and cleaning exhibits. There are also opportunities for giving … Continue reading
Jun
13
Sat
2015
4:00 pm Cub Club: Soar Like an Eagle!
Cub Club: Soar Like an Eagle!
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cub Club: Soar Like an Eagle! @ Eureka | California | United States
Soar over to the zoo for an adventure that is all about eagles. We will explore the new Bald eagle exhibit, pretend to be eagles in a giant nest, play eagle games and get to know our beautiful eagle ambassador, … Continue reading

View Calendar

OUR MISSION: Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.