CLAW is working to expose actions revealing clear and present danger to existing wildlife and habitats.
Barn Owl nesting project
We're looking for a few good neighbors willing to host barn owl nesting boxes on their property to replace rat poisons which threaten wildlife, pets and children. This program is made possible by grants from EnrichLA, the National Wildlife Federation and tax-deductible donations from people just like you.
Super Toxic Rat Poison, or anticoagulant rodenticides, interfere with blood clotting, resulting in uncontrollable bleeding that leads to death. Second-generation anticoagulants - including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone and difenacoum - are especially hazardous and persist for a long time in body tissues. These slow-acting poisons are often eaten for several days by rats and mice, causing the toxins to accumulate to many times the lethal dose in their tissues. Predators or scavengers like hawks, owls, foxes, bobcats and mountain lions that feed on poisoned rodents are then also poisoned.
Evidence and statistics show the harmful impact of anticoagulant rodenticide on the wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains and other ecologically sensitive areas citywide. Even Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) uses more than 20 different poisons in our schools including anticoagulant rodenticides.
SAVE OUR WILDLIFE CORRIDORS
The wildlife population in Los Angeles is in crisis. Everyday, Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW) receive reports of wildlife injuries and deaths as a direct result of ongoing overdevelopment blocking ancient migratory passageways.
CLAW Councilmember Paul Koretz and the Santa Monica Conservancy have now partnered to protect wildlife corridors throughout our hillsides. As a result of this partnership, Councilman Koretz introduced an unprecedented motion that was eagarly seconded by four Councilmembers who have hillside constituents. Council File 14-0518 moves to require the city planning department to consider wildlife corridors in any new building plans in the hillsides and provide scientific guidance to keep wildlife habitat linkages and corridors open. This ordinance would:
• Establish the hillsides as Regional Habitat Wildlife Linkage Zones in the municipal code
• Require a Biological Constraints Checklist as part of every new building project to include a habitat connectivity and wildlife permeability review within areas of concern.
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