Two Crises – Two Continents
A tiny Lesser Flamingo chick is among the many hundreds of birds dramatically rescued in South Africa. Photograph ©SANCCOB
Worldwide Chook Rescue is responding to 2 simultaneous avian emergencies on reverse sides of the globe, and we want your help! Donate now
Over 150 oiled birds affected by pure seep off the coast have flooded our wildlife facilities in Northern and Southern California because the starting of this 12 months, triggering a rise of staffing to disaster ranges. In the meantime, a staff from Chook Rescue has simply landed in South Africa to help within the rescue of hundreds of child Lesser Flamingos. These birds have been deserted of their drought-stricken breeding grounds on the Kamfers Dam close to Kimberley – about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from Cape City.
Oiled by pure seep, a Western Grebe seabird will get a washing at our Los Angeles Wildlife Middle in San Pedro, CA. Photograph by Angie Trumbo/Worldwide Chook Rescue
Most of the rescued child flamingos are in care on the Southern African Basis for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), one among our longtime companions. We first labored with SANCCOB in Cape City nearly twenty 5 in the past, and their staff has as soon as once more invited us to help with the rehabilitation of waterbirds in disaster. We’re more than pleased to assist, and wish give a giant thanks to the Dallas Zoo for being within the first wave of worldwide responders for this incident and sponsoring our worldwide flights.
In California, extra oil contaminated birds proceed to circulation into care every week. We thank our companion organizations, particularly the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Community and SPCA of Monterey County for stabilizing and transferring many of those oiled birds to us. We additionally thank the Oiled Wildlife Care Community for partnering with us on many ranges and generously supporting a portion of the fee for caring for these animals. You may learn information protection of our present oiled wildlife response on CBS Information, NBC Los Angeles, and the Orange County Register.
Please be part of us when so many seabirds want our assist all through the world. To help our response prices and the continuing care of those birds, please think about making a donation immediately.
If you need to talk to somebody instantly about making a significant present by way of your belief or company, please name us at (510) 289-1472.
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