Protecting Raptors, and Other Wildlife, from Lethal Rodenticides

photo by Pamela Dimeler


Raptors Are The Solution filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Pesticide Regulation pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act for failing to adequately analyze the impacts of anticoagulant rat poisons on the state’s raptors and other wildlife. Specifically, Raptors Are The Solution challenges the Department's renewal of the registrations for various rodenticides without considering the magnitude of their impacts, including mortality, sublethal impacts, and genetic impacts.

Significant Developments

June 15, 2020: In the News - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Rat poison kills great horned owl, sickens baby bird at SLO County nature preserve

September 27, 2018: In the News - North Coast Journal of Politics, People, and Art

Owls of the Bell Tower: Learning from the loss of Ferndale's feathered family

June 13, 2018: Case Update

Raptors Are The Solution files petition for writ of mandate against the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in the Superior Court of the State of California In and For the County of Alameda.


Raptors Are The Solution


Michael W. Graf, Michael W. Graf Law Offices

Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law School Environmental Law Clinic

Focus Area

Wildlife Protection