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Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:58

Meet Elizabeth, who’s volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm Elizabeth Underwood. I'm a resident of New Orleans, La., where I've lived for 17 years. I am volunteering with the Audubon organization to help with oiled-bird rescue in any way that I can because I understand the deep link between the health of our coast and the health of my city and my future. I'm very passionate about protecting the environment, and I'm very honored to be able to be out here and be of service."

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Concerns grow for the IBAs, wildlife and gulf coast habitat

Fri, 14/05/2010 - 20:21

Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to more Important Bird Areas - concerns grow for the wildlife and gulf coast habitat.

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Birds rescued from gulf oil spill released in Florida

Wed, 12/05/2010 - 11:25

The first two oiled birds found in the Gulf oil spill have been cleaned, rehabilitated, and are now ready for release today on Florida's Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge the National Audubon Society (BirdLife Partner in the US) helped establish and manage. The birds, a Northern Gannet and a Brown Pelican, will find a safer place to be at the nation's first wildlife refuge, on the Atlantic coast near Vero Beach and currently outside the oil spill trajectory.

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1st oiled birds from BP spill to be released

Mon, 10/05/2010 - 17:12

The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release.

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Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets

Mon, 10/05/2010 - 07:10

Searches at sea off the eastern coasts of Jamaica have revealed the presence of significant numbers of Pterodroma petrels, and was supported by BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Programme.

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Oil reaches Important Bird Areas

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:15

Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.

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Oil Spill Answers from Expert on the Ground

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:52

Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.

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In Harm's Way? Least Terns in Mississippi Await Fate – Video

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:31

Video by Audubon about Least Tern nesting sites in Mississippi which are at risk from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Wetland Birds Are Sitting Ducks As Oil Slick Approaches Fragile Coast - Video

Mon, 03/05/2010 - 17:42

The exploded British Petroleum oil well pumping daily an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico is still hemorrhaging today as wildlife officials, politicians, and oil industry executives are clambering to triage and treat the crisis.

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Important Bird Areas at Risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Sat, 01/05/2010 - 17:37

Many Important Bird Areas designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) and its partners for their essential habitat value to bird species lie within potentially affected areas. Read the full list here.

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Birds at risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:35

See a list of bird species most at risk from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Are birds the next victims of Gulf oil spill?

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:26

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) experts across the Gulf Coast are monitoring the spread of thousands of litres of oil that threaten to turn the recent drilling platform explosion into a growing environmental disaster.

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Rockhopper penguin boost

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:35

Argentina has created a new marine protected area to protect Vulnerable Southern Rockhopper Penguin.

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Saving waterbirds in Barbados

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 13:38

Fifteen to thirty thousand shorebirds are shot each year in a handful of managed shooting swamps on Barbados on their southbound migration. However, the tradition of hunting migratory shorebirds is changing. The old culture of 'kill as many as you can' is being replaced by a conservation ethic among hunters.

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Guyra Paraguay advises Government on ecotourism

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 12:40

Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) and the National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) in Paraguay have produced a new brochure to promote Paraguay as...

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New site for owlet

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 13:11

Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet has been filmed and photographed at a new site in Neotropical Primate Conservation’s main research area, La Esperanza, Peru. First found in 1976, the species had not been seen since 2007.

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Enforcing the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:20

In two separate cases, ExxonMobil and PacificCorp, recently pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other migratory birds, and will pay fines that will be used to support conservation.

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Audubon California expands habitat protection

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:15

As part of its ongoing effort to protect important bird habitat in Kern County, Audubon California (BirdLife Partner in the US) has purchased 120 hectares of land along the Kelso Creek.

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