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Oil Spill Answers from Expert on the Ground

Tue, 04/05/2010
Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.

In Harm's Way? Least Terns in Mississippi...

Tue, 04/05/2010
Video by Audubon about Least Tern nesting sites in Mississippi which are at risk from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Wetland Birds Are Sitting Ducks As Oil Slick...

Mon, 03/05/2010
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.

Important Bird Areas at Risk from the Gulf Oil...

Sat, 01/05/2010
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.

Birds at risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 29/04/2010
See a list of bird species most at risk from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Are birds the next victims of Gulf oil spill?

Thu, 29/04/2010
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.

Enforcing the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Wed, 27/01/2010
In two separate cases, ExxonMobil and PacificCorp, recently pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other migratory birds, and will pay fines that will be used to support conservation.

Audubon California expands habitat protection

Wed, 27/01/2010
As part of its ongoing effort to protect important bird habitat in Kern County, Audubon California (BirdLife Partner in the US) has purchased 120 hectares of land along the Kelso Creek.