Saturday, May 01, 2010
Who is Organizing Care of the Oiled Wildlife in the Gulf : Links,Phone Numbers,
First off it's important to recognize that many people and groups are organizing and mobilizing to help in the Gulf. The Gulf is the most Fragile Ecosystems in our Country. The Wetlands are so vulnerable to the Oil Slick, as are all the animals. So the fact that multiple groups are organizing care and Volunteers is actually what is needed at this time. As of Friday Night the Slick is reaching the NOLA Coastline and the Mouth of the Mississippi.
This great blogpost explains WHO and what is being done to protect animals and wetlands.Has stats on Boom Locations and Endangered Locations mapped out.
This WashingtonPost article has which animals and sea creatures and fish are at risk and need care and monitoring.
PHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS FOR VOLUNTEER GROUPS GEARING UP TO CARE FOR ANIMALS.Share them with other blogs,neighbors and even copy and share copies in Church etc if you live in the Gulf.
Humane Society of Louisiana has Website all set up today that has Volunteer Information and links. ( They did great job during Katrina, do amazing work for region).
National Wildlife Federation is also gearing up for large Volunteer Mobilization.
CNN Impact has posted tonight about the Audobon Society and Conservation Groups that are organizing and getting Ready.
So if you live near the Gulf you can get ready to help.
The Deep Water Horizon response team is looking for help in identifying shoreline and animals affected. Oiled wildlife should not be captured but instead reported at 1-866-557-1401. To report areas with oil ashore or to leave contact information to volunteer in the affected areas, call 1-866-448-5816.
The Alabama Coastal Foundation is collecting contact information from volunteers for cleanup efforts along the Alabama coast should the oil spill reach the state's shores. Call 251-990-6002
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is looking for volunteers to help reduce the potential impact of the oil spill in Mobile Bay. Call 251-431-6409.
The Mobile Baykeeper is asking for contact details of volunteers is collecting contact information for volunteers to respond anywhere along the Gulf Coast, if needed. Call 251-433-4229.
Save Our Seabirds is a Florida bird rescue group that is looking for volunteers and support as its response team prepares to help oiled wildlife. Call 941-388-3010.
GreenPeace is organizing Volunteers as well and looking at ways to help the Gulf.
CrisisWiki is a Group/Website that is organizing and needs a variety of Volunteers, I encourage you go to their site and see if you can help them.
HuffingtonPost has whole post on Volunteer Opportunities for all of us to give to the Gulf.
OILED WILDLIFE NETWORK ALSO HAS WEBSITE WITH LINKS AND INFO. They are a California group that is assisting with efforts. To report an oiled animal, please call 1-800-557-1401 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly.
Worse comes to worse, on TV they are always showing the DAWN ads about Raising Money for Wildlife, now you would know that the Money is going to a Real Situation where DAWN is being used.( if you click the link it describes how every bottle donates a portion to Wildlife Care). DAWN is following the Gulf Situation and also has a Facebook page.
If you live in NOLA or the Gulf and do want to report findings and video or photos you can send them into Huffington Post.
On Twitter we are encouraging people to call and volunteer, we also are encouraging people to Take Photos and Video and Post via Twitpic and TwitVideo, this will also TIME Date your posting for Documenting Damage.
Sierra Club is gearing up Volunteer Efforts, do contact them if you want to help.
If you are planning to go to work in Gulf assisting with Wildlife Care or other efforts I do encourage you to read this link from Dr. Gina of NRDC as she explains what she needs to know from Health Perspective.