Current Advocacy

Stop! Don’t Trim That Tree!

February 11, 2021 Comments Off on Stop! Don’t Trim That Tree!

Wild babies need trees… maybe even yours! Every spring, baby animals that have been orphaned or injured because their nests were damaged or removed arrive at WildCare. Most people are appalled to find they have caused these accidents, especially when the injury to wildlife is so easy to prevent: just procrastinate! Wait until resident wildlife…

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Protect Songbirds from Salmonella Poisoning

February 4, 2021 Comments Off on Protect Songbirds from Salmonella Poisoning

Protect Songbirds from Salmonella Poisoning Click to download and share this infographic! An outbreak of avian salmonellosis has killed untold numbers of songbirds in the Bay Area. Please take down your birdfeeders IMMEDIATELY if you see sick or dead birds in your yard! It has been approximately two weeks since WildCare last admitted a songbird…

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Tule Elk at Pt. Reyes National Seashore

January 26, 2021 Comments Off on Tule Elk at Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Tule Elk at Pt. Reyes National Seashore WildCare is currently following two separate but related issues concerning the Tule Elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore. In 2015, WildCare was one of the driving forces behind an advocacy push to make sure that the captive herd of Tule Elk on Pierce Point in the National…

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Take Action Against Rat Poisons (Rodenticides)

January 25, 2021 Comments Off on Take Action Against Rat Poisons (Rodenticides)

Stop. Think. Protect. Don’t Use Rat Poisons! Since 2006, WildCare has been working to combat the use of rat poisons (rodenticides) to control rodents. Why are we against rat poisons? Because rat poisons don’t just kill rodents. They also kill the animals that eat rats and mice, like hawks, owls, foxes, raccoons and skunks. Shockingly,…

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Stop the Dumping of Rat Poison on the Farallon Islands

January 25, 2021 Comments Off on Stop the Dumping of Rat Poison on the Farallon Islands

Stop the Dumping of Poisons on the Farallon Islands The United States Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) first proposed the “South Farallon Islands Non Native Mouse Eradication Project” in 2011 to eliminate a population overgrowth of non-native house mice (Mus musculus), probably first introduced to the islands in the 1800s. They…

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