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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...