Oil & Birds Don't Mix: How You Can Help
On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in American history.
Audubon's Oil & Birds Don't Mix campaign launched on the two-year anniversary of the blowout. We mark the occasion not with anger but with hope and commitment, to:
- Ensure that the Gulf region gets the funds needed to restore damaged habitats;
- Encourage supporters to think globally and act locally by making simple changes that, added together, can make a difference; and
- Make sure lessons learned are not forgotten as we debate new drilling sites in ecologically critical places.
Audubon invites supporters to participate in actions everyday to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Please click on the links to take action today.
Day 1: Heal the Gulf: Enact the RESTORE Act
Day 7: Protect the Future: Speak Up Against Reckless Arctic Drilling
- AOL.com: AOL Impact featured Audubon's Oil & Birds Campaign on Earth Day 2012
- Huffington Post: Read Audubon President David Yarnold's blog post "Big Oil's Arctic Bet: a Fool's Risk"
- Audubon director of bird conservation blog about the second anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill.
- Audubon Magazine interviews marine toxicologist Susan Shaw, who dove into the Gulf a month after the spill.
- Audubon Magazine reports on Audubon's volunteer efforts after the Gulf oil spill
- Audubon Magazine reports on the work of Audubon Texas' Coastal Wardens
- Audubon Magazine reports on the need for clean energy in the Gulf