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
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).
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.