including pelicans, to thin. The result for birds such as pelicans was that they broke the eggs they so ardently tried to protect in their nests. The Adidas Gazelle High Tops
away from the brown pelican just as it seems to be entering troubled waters," Anna Weinstein, Audubon California's seabird conservation director, said last fall. Pelicans like Red don't inhabit the upper echelons of "charismatic megafauna" the polar bears, gray wolves and blue whales of the world that command the subject lines of "donate now" appeals. A pelican's charm is more sotto voce. In fact, they're largely silent, unless you count an occasional breathy grunt. Last year, an NBA franchise named its team after my favorite bird, and I had hoped this might raise its profile. But the only change I've seen i.
es on the endangered species list. Called "one of the most interesting of our American birds" by John James Audubon, pelicans were targeted by egg collectors and hunters of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and their feathers were sought after by the millinery trade. The rampant slaughter of pelicans and other birds led to the first federal wildlife protection law in 1900. America's first national wildlife refuge followed in 1903, a five acre mangrove island home to a pelican rookery in Florida's Indian River Lagoon. Even so, pelicans were no match for DDT. Widespread use of the insecticide in the 1940s and 1950s caused the eggshells of many species, Adidas Gazelle Light Grey
Biologists have been pleased to see abundant pelican nests on Anacapa Island in recent weeks, probably boosted by a spike in the anchovy population. But unusual mortality events, coupled with near total nesting failures in the Channel Islands during other recent years, have left many West Coast seabird advocates concerned about the lack of comprehensive monitoring data. "We don't think it is OK for the service to do a high five and walk Adidas Gazelle White Blue
brown pelican population plummeted, and the birds were listed as federally endangered in 1970, two years before the Environmental Protection Agency banned most DDT use. Fish and Wildlife Service's removal Adidas Gazelle Og Sale Black of the brown pelican from the endangered species list.
"At a time when so many species of wildlife are threatened, we once in a while have an opportunity to celebrate an amazing success story," former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in 2009. "Today is such a day. The brown pelican is back!"But delisting a species is not the final step in its recovery. By law, wildlife officials are required to monitor formerly threatened or endangered species for a minimum of five years to ensure they don't return to a fragile state. A 2009 draft plan for brown pelicans called for a 10 year monitoring effort. Data collection on prey availability, nesting success and contaminant exposure were all recommended for breeding ranges along the West Coast, as well as the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The plan was never finalized, however, and no coordinated effort has taken place. That failure, which officials seem to blame on a lack of funding, could prove disastrous.
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