Map of Bird Habitats Threatened by BP Oil Spill


Click to see bigger version. Image: American Bird Conservancy
Deepwater Horizon Spill + Birds = Catastrophe
The American Bird Conservancy has created a map with recent NOAA data to show which globally important bird areas are most at risk from the toxic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You can see a bigger version of the map by clicking here. The threat to birds come from three main things: 1) the oil killing them directly, 2) destroying or contaminating their food supply, or 3) destroying their habitat, especially where they breed. Via American Bird Conservancy, Boingboing. See also: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The What, When and Where ...and How You Can Help

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