News oil spill

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012
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...

Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd...

Fri, 20/04/2012
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.

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on...

Mon, 16/01/2012
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...

Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011
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.

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil...

Thu, 13/10/2011
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.

New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011
Forest & Bird have 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 drilling in our waters.

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster...

Mon, 10/10/2011
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.

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins...

Wed, 11/05/2011
400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release.

Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011
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.

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011
More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011
The first rockhopper penguins are washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility.

Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011
Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rockhopper Penguins affected by the oil spill.

Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011
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
The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the 'rehab centre' have been released back to the wild.

Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011
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.

Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011
Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.