October 12, 2020
Town Council Passes Environmental Resolution and Proclamation
Town Council has passed Resolution 2020-04 strongly discouraging the use of anticoagulant rodenticides to protect Kiawah’s wildlife and ecosystem and adopting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as the best pest management practice for the island. They also request that residents, businesses, and pest control companies take the Bobcat Guardian pledge at www.savekiawahbobcats.com
Save Kiawah Bobcats Week Proclamation
Mayor Weaver has proclaimed October 11 to October 17, 2020, as “Save Kiawah Bobcats Week.” Read the proclamation. Subscribe to our social media channels to get next weeks updates.
Watch our New Awareness Video
Ten or fewer bobcats remain on Kiawah Island, and the race is on to revive this once thriving population. Watch our new video, as Town Biologist Jim Jordan explains the harmful impacts of anticoagulant rodenticides and what we can do to stop it. Special thanks to the Kiawah Conservancy for contributing footage to this video.
Disclaimer: The video contains material that may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
Visit www.savekiawahbobcats.com for more information.
New Test Results from Recent Bobcat Death
In August, the Town reported that one of the Town’s two remaining female collared bobcats (Bobcat 250 – 2-year-old female) was struck by a car and killed on August 10. She was born in The Preserve in April 2019 and was the offspring of Bobcat 600, who died on June 10 from rodenticide poisoning along with her four kittens. The animal was submitted for anticoagulant testing.
Yesterday, biologists received the results, which showed exposure to four different anticoagulant rodenticides, two of which were present at high levels similar to the other bobcats that died directly from rodenticide poisoning.
For more information on additional animals that have been recently tested click here.