News oil spill

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, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

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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 is covering the National Audubon Society website - take your chance to clean up the virtual oil spill by taking action to protect the environment.

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First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

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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 Tuesday...

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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.

Pacific

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, Forest & Bird have said.

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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 spill off the Bay of Plenty coast.

Pacific

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

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release.

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Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 21:17

All washed penguins are being kept in newly created pools to swim and feed in the run up to their release back into the wild.

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Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

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Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins are washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility.

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rockhopper Penguins affected by the oil spill.

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Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

On this page you can follow progress of the number of penguins leaving the 'rehab' centre and returning to the wild.

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' have been released back to the wild.

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Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

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Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:17

Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.

Africa

Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

Hundreds of oiled penguins have been found following a substantial oil leak from a grounded cargo vessel on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha

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