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More Grand Canyon condors die of lead poisoning

Lead ammunition continues to take a deadly toll on endangered California condors that live in and around the Grand Canyon. Seven of the 80 wild condors in Arizona and Utah have died since December; three of those deaths have ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Ecology
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Condor lead poisoning persists, impeding recovery

The California condor is chronically endangered by lead exposure from ammunition and requires ongoing human intervention for population stability and growth, according to a new study led by the University of California, Santa ...

dateJun 25, 2012 in Environment
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California condor still threatened by human activities

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead ...

dateJan 20, 2012 in Ecology
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