Endangered Species with a promising future
 
About 30 years ago, pesticides - particularly the now banned DDT - spread through the food chain topped by the Peregrine Falcon. They began dying out as a species worldwide with very few breeding pairs recorded. Wildlife scientists put them on the endangered species list and worked to bring their population back to a healthy level. Thanks to the Australian ban on the pesticide DDT in 1987, increased awareness among egg collectors and diligent efforts from conservationists around the world, over the past decade the Peregrine falcon population has made a strong, but not yet complete, recovery. Peregrines are now listed as 'rare' across Australia and 'vulnerable' in Victoria.



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