10 Oct '11, 9am

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand: Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have sai...

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand: Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have sai...

Great-winged Petrel (angrysunbird; flickr.com) 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. Forest & Bird Seabird Advocate Karen Baird said many seabird species are particularly vulnerable now because they are breeding and she questioned the initial response to the oil spill. “We need to ask why booms were not put around this ship yesterday to contain any release of oil. The sea conditions were good and containing the spill is much better than using toxic dispersants on kilometres of oil slick”, she said. The container ship Rena is spilling heavy fuel oil after becoming stuck on Astrolabe Reef, near Tauranga, early on Wednesday. The Rena is carrying around 1,700 tonnes of fuel oil and some seabird deaths have already been ...

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birdlife.org 13 Oct '11, 4pm

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news.mongabay.com 16 Oct '11, 8pm

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