Peregrine Falcon

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-habitat characteristics, prey, etc.

a) DDT and other organochlorine pesticides

-their harmful effects on Peregrine Falcons

b) Specific examples of population decreases

III. Human effort to reestablish population

- Initial plan to save species from extinction

b) Captive breeding, released into urban areas/wild

d) Examples of specific urban populations

b) Reintroduction to old nesting sites

- Failure of certain populations to recover

c) Worldwide outlook for Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine Falcon Population Timeline

1900 -2ooo breeding pairs in US (Rowland, 2000)

1950s -Populations began disappearing (Rowland, 2000)

-Heavy use of DDT and other organochlorine pesticides

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