Treasured wildlife and wild places have been devastated by the BP oil spill. An estimated 186 million gallons have poured into the Gulf of Mexico impacting dolphins, brown pelicans, as well as threatened and endangered sea turtles. Some animals have been found dead. Others have been found dying or coated in the toxic oil that has polluted extensive areas of their habitat.
Yet the visible toll on wildlife is only the tip of the iceberg. The long term impacts of this tragedy have still not been fully realized. In fact, now that the leak has been capped, our work has really just begun.
Please donate today to National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund. We’re tracking and reporting on the impacts of the oil spill, and our extensive network of volunteers is on-the-ground, supporting wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts and restoring the damaged coastal ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico.
We’re working hard to safeguard the treasured wildlife and wild places that will be forced to deal with this disaster for years, if not decades to come. But we need your help to get the job done.