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When legislative policies or human behaviors threaten the welfare of wildlife in the Bay Area, WildCare takes a stand — and helps you do so, too. By signing up for our Action Alert Team, we'll keep you posted on all our current campaigns, giving you the tools you need to voice your opinion or create a better habitat for wildlife in your backyard.

Current Take Action Alerts-- Breaking News

Ground Squirrel

WildCare Opposes Lethal Control of Ground Squirrels at Berkeley's Cesar Chavez Park

WildCare’s Director of Wildlife Solutions and Advocacy, Kelle Kacmarcik attended the Berkeley City Council meeting on March 25, 2014 to argue against the proposed Rodent Abatement Pilot Plan to lethally control California Ground Squirrels and Botta’s Pocket Gophers at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley.

Ms. Kacmarcik and other Bay Area community members achieved their goal! The City of Berkeley put the plan and implementation of measures to control ground squirrels and gophers on hold.  Read more...



Cliff Swallows photo by Max Waugh

Tell CALTRANS to take down the nets!

The California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) has placed exclusion netting underneath the Petaluma River Bridge. The purpose of the netting is to stop migratory Cliff Swallows from nesting at a site they have flown 6,000 miles to reach.

The birds become caught in the netting and die a slow death as they struggle to get free. The subcontractor, C.C. Myers, Inc., who put up the netting, and CALTRANS, are violating the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty which forbids the killing of migratory birds. Read more and sign the petition...

Orphaned robin being hand-fed at WildCare

Avoid Trimming Trees in Spring

Our hospital is full of orphaned baby animals in spring who need round-the-clock care. Some of these animals have lost their parents while others have lost their homes to ill-timed tree trimming. Please do your part to help nesting birds by waiting to trim your trees until summer, after babies have fledged!
Click here to learn more...

Gray Fox kit. Photo by Melanie Piazza

Help WildCare Pursue Tighter Restrictions on Rodenticide Use

A recent EPA ruling to start the process of banning several anti-coagulant rat poisons from consumer markets needs to go further! The ban will pull these poisons from consumer shelves will help the animals that live in urban areas, but the restrictions don't pertain to farm and feed stores in rural areas. In those areas consumers can still buy hundreds of pounds of rat poison if they like, meaning that untold numbers of hawks, owls, foxes and bobcats will eat dying rodents and suffer poisoning themselves. Read more and sign our petition...

Ongoing Advocacy Issues

Farallon Islands. Photo from NOAA

Dumping of Rodenticides on the Farallon Islands

WildCare strongly opposes the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to eradicate non-native mice from the islands with aerial dumping of "Brodifacoum-25 Conservation" rodenticide. USFWS is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) due to be completed in spring of 2012. Read more...

Fishook x-ray

WildCare's Fishing Line Recycling Program Saves Lives

Every year WildCare accepts hundreds of animal patients that have been tangled in fishing line, fishing hooks or other manmade plastics. The injuries sustained by tangled animals are both terrible and preventable. Click to learn more about our fishing line recycling program!

Wilson's Warbler

Is Your Shopping List Killing Songbirds?

One of the easiest things we can do to help wildlife and ourselves is to shop wisely. The imported fruits and vegetables found in our shopping carts in winter and early spring are grown with types and amounts of pesticides that would often be illegal in the United States. 

Releasing a Red-shouldered Hawk, photo by Bill Wilson

WildCare Speaks Out Against Rodenticide Use

The EPA recently released new restrictions on the rodenticides considered most dangerous to non-target wildlife like hawks, owls and bobcats. Read about a Red-shouldered Hawk that recovered from poisoning in WildCare's hospital and learn about our work on this issue!

Sticky sparrow

Help Stop the Use of Glue and Sticky Traps

WildCare is taking a stand against the use of glue or "sticky" traps for pest rodent control. These traps are not only ineffective, they are unbelieveably cruel to both the target animals caught, and to non-target animals accidentally stuck like songbirds and small pets. 

 

Click to visit our archive page of WildCare Advocacy Issues: 

bird print bullet point SB 1480-- Help Regulate Nuisance Wildlife Trappers and Save Lives bird print bullet point WildCare Staff and Volunteers Helping in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
bird print bullet point Help Stop 19 California State Game Refuges from Being Opened to Hunting bird print bullet point Help Us Protect Wildlife from Lead Poisoning
bird print bullet point It's January-- Is That Skunk I Smell? bird print bullet point Rossmoor Woodpeckers 1-09
bird print bullet point Save the Antioch Burrowing Owls bird print bullet point Salmonella Outbreak Killing Songbirds 10-08
bird print bullet point Oil Spill in SF Bay 10-09  bird print bullet point Save the Point Reyes White Deer 1-08
bird print bullet point Northern Spotted Owls at Risk 5-09 bird print bullet point Cosco Busan Oil Spill in SF Bay 11-07


   
 

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