Sunday, July 02, 2006

Lead poisoning in paradise: Loons threatened



"Lead fishing tackle is threatening the common loon and other bird populations in northern Wisconsin, and a campaign aims to offer fishers alternatives. 'Get the Lead Out' is designed to educate them on the dangers of lead to loons, swans and bald eagles. This year, organizers are distributing display cards outlining the hazards of lead tackle and providing information on lead-free alternatives."

Link: Full Article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Common Loon image © 2006 Mike McDowell

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