An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

22.10.13

We and other wildlife charities have welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) swift action to ban ships across the world from discharging all forms of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) into the sea during tank cleaning operations. PIB was the chemical responsible for the deaths of over 4,000 seabirds on the south west coast earlier this year.

The tragedy, the largest marine pollution incident of its kind in the region since Torrey Canyon, shocked thousands of people.

At a meeting … Continue reading…

The RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and us have joined together to call for the ban on the discharge of a substance which has killed hundreds of seabirds.

The unfolding disaster of hundreds of seabirds floundering and dying along England’s southern coast because of marine pollution has prompted the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and us to write to Stephen Hammond MP – a minister at the Department for Transport – alerting him to the growing threat posed by the discharge from … Continue reading…