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.
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.
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.
Andrea Jones, Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the USA) California's Important Bird Areas Director, discusses the organisation's recent release of new maps and documentation, and guides you through our online resources.