Appreciating beauty… and responsibility »

It was day two of my Gulf Coast tour with Defenders of Wildlife. We wanted to visit this national park to understand better what awaits the mess of oil and toxic chemicals now loitering in the Gulf from the April disaster that has to date unleashed millions of gallons of oil into the waters of this region.

Hoping for the best in Fairhope »

I woke up this morning in Fairhope, Alabama. It seemed so appropriate, staying in a town named Fairhope. As we wait for this disaster to unfold, we all are embracing any sort of “fair hope” that damage caused by the spill won’t be as bad as anticipated.

Waiting….. and worrying …. »

Waiting….. and worrying …. That’s what the people all along the Gulf coast here are doing now. The locals, the reporters, the researchers and the wildlife. We are all waiting. Waiting for the spill to reach shore and we all know it’s coming.

Turtles in Trouble »

Defenders of Wildlife’s Executive Vice President (and former head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Jamie Rappaport Clark filed this video report from Bon Secour National Wildlife in Alabama, an important nesting area for threatened and endangered sea turtles. Watch the video to learn how the Gulf oil spill crisis may impact these sensitive… Read more »