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Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 00:02

One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecove...

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Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Fri, 20/04/2012 - 16:50

A gooey brown virtual oil slick will cover the National Audubon Society website in a ground-breaking Internet campaign giving pe...

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First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

Almost a year since thousands of endangered penguins’ lives were threatened by an oil spill on Nightingale Island - part of Tristan da...

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New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on wildlife

Mon, 16/01/2012 - 21:41

No effort should be spared to clean up the oil and debris from the Rena as the toll on wildlife continues to rise, Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) said last Tuesday. An estimated...

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Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October. By mid-December, most of more than 400 ...

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Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:48

Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife...

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New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:57

Forest & Bird (Bird Life in New Zealand) has said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil dril...

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Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:20

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed to avoid an environmental disaster and to minimise seabird deaths as a result of the oil spi...

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Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

As at 9 May, there are around 400 penguins remaining in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan – there have been no further releases since 3 April. All remaining birds ...

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Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 21:17

Sunday afternoon - the construction of a ‘release pool’ was completed after three days’ intensive work. All washed penguins will be brought here to be swum and fed before they are to be rel...

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Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

Yesterday saw the arrival of the Russian research/Antarctic supply vessel ‘Ivan Papanin’. This is the fourth vessel chartered by the owners of the ‘OLIVA’ and their insurers since the incident, following after the ‘Edinburgh’, ‘Smit...

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Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins to be washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility were drying off under infrared lights Saturday night.  This was a rewarding moment for Rehab Manager Dereck Rogers, who h...

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Tristan da Cunha Wednesday 6th April, 2011: After seven days at sea, a five-member specialist team has arrived on Tristran da Cunha to lend their expertise to cleaning the thousands of Northern Rockho...

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Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

A penguin rehab centre was set up after a wrecked cargo ship spilt 800 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea at the heart of one of the most important breeding colonies in the world of Northern Rockhopper, a globally Endangered penguin.As of 5 April&nbs...

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First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab'

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 11:08

The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the “rehab centre” on Tristan da Cunha after the oil spill around Nightingale Island have been released back to sea. &ldq...

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Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

Hundreds of Northern Rockhopper Penguins have been covered in oil after a cargo ship crashed into Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory. Tristan Islanders are doing a sterling job helping th...

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

Hundreds of oil-soaked rockhopper penguins  have now been put into ‘rehab’ by Tristan Islanders facing a race against the clock to help save the endangered species (see images attached).An oiled pe...

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