13 Oct '11, 4pm

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster: Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along th...

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster: Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along th...

An oiled White-capped Albatross (Forest & Bird) 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 (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said. “The number of birds being found washed up on the beaches will be a very small proportion of the birds being affected”, Forest & Bird’s Seabird Conservation Advocate Karen Baird said. “A lot of oil-covered birds will simply sink at sea and some of the more lightly oiled birds will be flying back to their colonies.” Many seabirds are currently breeding on offshore islands in the Bay of Plenty and nearby regions and any impact on the parent birds will also affect their chicks. These seabirds breed in burrows so any birds with oil on their feathers could carry that oil into their nests and harm t...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/10/tragic-impact-o...

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