Owl Friendly Denmark Display Installed at Shire

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 9:29:02 AM

This week, an information booth was installed at the Shire of Denmark Administration Building to help educate community members on Owl Friendly Rodenticide.

In March 2021, the Shire of Denmark endorsed the Rodenticide Action Group’s Owl Friendly Denmark Region Campaign’s vision for the Denmark Region as ‘a safe haven for owls and other wildlife from rodenticide poisoning’. Council committed to eliminate second generation anticoagulant rodenticides where possible within the Shire’s area of responsibility and influence, and support the Rodenticide Action Group’s community engagement activities to educate the community.

The Shire is looking to promote a community education workshop in 2021 in collaboration with the Denmark Environment Centre on raising awareness of the impacts of SGAR on raptors and many other birds and mammals. First generation anticoagulants such as warfarin and coumatetralyl have a higher rate of breakdown so do not persist in the food chain for as long as SGAR. As a result, first generation anticoagulant rodenticides are considered less of a risk to our native predators and pets who may prey upon affected rodents. Please see the following information about the impacts of SGAR's. 

Bird-Friendly Rodent Control Brochure

Making Denmark Owl Friendly flyer

SGAR fact sheet

Owl Friendly Rodenticide Campaign display

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