Oiled Wildlife Ticker

Keeping track of oiled wildlife

The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster continues to take a tragic toll on wildlife in the Gulf region. Wildlife rescue teams are making valiant efforts to save what impacted animals they can, but sadly the task appears much bigger than they – each day the numbers of animals impacted by oil climbs higher and higher. To keep the public aware of the extent of the damage, Defenders of Wildlife has created an “Oiled Wildlife Ticker” to track the numbers of animals that have been impacted by the spill.

Each day, the ticker is updated with the number of birds, sea turtles and marine mammals that have been collected dead or alive, as reported on the the Deepwater Horizon Response site. As these amounts only reflect the animals collected by responders, actual numbers of wildlife impacted or killed by the spill unfortunately may be much higher.

Put the ticker on your site

We encourage our supporters to add the oiled wildlife ticker to their own websites and blogs so that as many people as possible can be kept up to date about this tragic consequence of the disaster. To do so, simply copy and paste the code under the image you want to use.

We encourage our supporters to add the oiled wildlife ticker to their own websites and blogs so that as many people as possible can be kept up to date about this tragic consequence of the disaster. To do so, simply copy and paste the code


Use “Ctrl+A” to select the code then press “Ctrl+C” (or “Apple+C”) to copy

We encourage our supporters to add the oiled wildlife ticker to their own websites and blogs so that as many people as possible can be kept up to date about this tragic consequence of the disaster. To do so, simply copy and paste the code


Use “Ctrl+A” to select the code then press “Ctrl+C” (or “Apple+C”) to copy


Stay informed by coming back and checking the updated ticker daily. For more information, contact Cat Lazaroff at (202) 772-3226 or Caitlin Leutwiler at (202) 772-3226.