Please, help us to save our pelicans!
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Brown pelicans were affected the most of all birds by the recent Gulf disaster and are dying daily. According to National Wildlife Federation "The Brown Pelican comprises 58% of all dead or injured bird species collected in response to the BP oil spill."
“The numbers of animals injured by the Gulf oil spill are staggering,” said Tierra Curry, a biologist at the Center. “No amount of mitigation money from BP could ever truly compensate for these horrendous losses.”
The government has reported the number of dead animals collected up to mid-February, but is not adding animals that are washing ashore this spring to the official tally because of the ongoing criminal and civil investigation of the spill’s effects.
Of particular concern are brown pelicans, which were removed from the endangered species list just five months before the BP spill.
“A year after the April 20, 2010, explosion that caused the well to leak oil for months, the ultimate toll on people and wildlife is still not fully understood,” reads the report. “But one thing is clear: The number of birds, sea turtles, dolphins and other animals sickened or killed and tallied as part of the government’s official count represents a small fraction of the total animals harmed by this disastrous spill.”
What's worse, Brown Pelicans are dying on the West Coast too thanks to ongoing environmental disasters like the S.S Jacob Luckenbach oil spill and Cosco Busan oil spill.
There is only one way we can save Brown Pelicans - if we put them back on the endangered species list!
Please, ask Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to re-list Brown Pelicans back on the endangered species list!
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