Date lodged: 14 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the levels of rodenticides in (a) red kites, (b) kestrels, (c) barn owls and (d) other non-target species in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 1 March 2018
The results of WIIS investigations are published quarterly and are available on SASA’s website; http://www.sasa.gov.uk/animal-poisoning-reports .
This information covers all of the species mentioned in this question.
Residues of anticoagulant rodenticides are monitored in suspected poisoning victims and non-target species as part of the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS), operated on behalf of the Scottish Government, by the Chemistry Branch of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).