Please submit comments to encourage the agencies to move forward with Condor reintroduction as well as to address the primary hazards Condors face—especially lead ammunition, which remains the leading threat to Condor recovery.Take Action!
Please attend the scoping meeting and let that agencies know:
- That you strongly support Condor reintroduction into Northern California.
- That you want the government to take aggressive action to reduce the threat of lead shot to Condors and other wildlife.
- That you oppose any effort that would limit protections for this species provided by the Endangered Species Act.
It is critical that the agencies hear from the public—not only that we support Condor reintroduction, but also that we want the government to take aggressive action to reduce threats to Condors. Lead poisoning resulting from eating carrion contaminated with lead ammunition has been identified as the primary impediment to Condor recovery throughout its range. Despite knowing about the toxic impacts of lead ammunition on Condors, Eagles and other wildlife for decades, and despite the fact that non-toxic alternatives to lead ammunition are available, the Government has done remarkably little to address this threat. It is time to get the lead out of our ammunition just as we have done with fuel, paint, and other sources of environmental contamination.
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