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Consequences of Continued Neonicotinoid Use for Songbirds

July 12, 2022

Wild Lands Advocate article by: Ruiping Luo, AWA Conservation Specialist

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Pesticides are common in our everyday lives and one particular group of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids or neonics, have become widely used across the world. Although they were initially hailed for their effectiveness and targeted action, understanding of their risks and damaging effects has since made neonicotinoids a highly controversial topic.

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