Saturday, 26 March 2011

Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

An oiled penguin is brought into the rehabilitation centre

''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''
But those assessing the impact of the disaster believe more than 10,000 birds could have been affected.
Local conservationists, volunteers and now experts from the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds and have been working tirelessly ever since to help the threatened birds.''


More updates and photos on the disaster can be

Anyone wanting to donate money to help support the Tristan da Cunha community respond to the environmental disaster can join the UK-based Tristan da Cunha Association which exists to support the island

Photos: RSPB
Source: Birdlife international

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