“Hundreds of animals, mostly pelicans, are stained with oil and we are
attempting to catch and wash them as quickly as possible,” said Beatriz
Bugeda, IFAW's Latin America country director.
On the scene, IFAW is working in cooperation with local Mexican government
organizations such as CONABIO (National Commission for Biodiversity) and PROFEPA
(Federal Department of Environmental Protection) to recruit and train volunteers
to handle cleanup and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work.