$10,000 reward offered after hundreds of baby terns wash up dead
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) has offered a $10,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the incident.
Approximately 2,000 Elegant and Caspian terns nest in a breeding colony near Long Beach. The colony is a tourist attraction in the area and known for its status as the northern-most colony of terns. Terns are migratory birds that winter in Central and South America and breed mostly on small islands off the coast of Baja California.
The dead birds were all less than a month old and appeared free of disease. IFAW has also offered $5,000 for the care and rehabilitation of rescued terns. IFAW and IBRRC work closely in partnership responding to oil spills and other disasters that affect animals around the world.