The Gulf disaster: how to help

You can donate to the National Wildlife Federation here:   Wildlife Emergency

Over 3.5 million gallons of oil have spilled since the April 20 rig explosion in the Gulf. Over 200,000 gallons of oil a day continue to ooze into Gulf waters … and we still don’t know when it will stop.

Wildlife is under duress like never before! Egrets, otters, loggerhead sea turtles, brown pelicans and millions of migratory birds are just some of the over 400 treasured species that live in the region and need your help. Please donate today to help protect these species, as well as the critical wetlands, coastal swamps and other habitats America’s wildlife rely on for their very survival.

This could be one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history.

If the Gulf’s wildlife are going to get through it, they’re going to need your help.

Please donate today when wildlife needs you most. Your donation will go directly to work protecting wildlife and wild places impacted by the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

General info: 10 Things You Can Do to Help the Gulf Coast Clean the Oil Spill

From the Animal Rescue Site: Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico may put maritime creatures at risk

From the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies: Scientists, volunteers prepare for marine animal rescue effort in Gulf oil spill disaster

From Discovery News: Animal Clean-Up After Oil Spill: A Lengthy Process

If you’re local to the Gulf of Mexico:

Report animals in distress. If you’re in one of the affected areas and see an animal in trouble, don’t approach it — call the hotline for injured-animal sightings at 1-866-557-1401 and leave a message with the animal’s exact location.

If anyone knows of other resources, please share them.

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