Aww — Little Blue Penguins are released by wild life workers at Mount Maunganui beach in Tauranga. The Penguins were affected by New Zealand’s biggest sea pollution disaster when a ship slammed into a reef on October 5.
November 8, 2011. A sedated black rhino is carried by military helicopter away from a poaching area in the hills of the Eastern Cape in South Africa to a new home 15 miles away. The World Wildlife Fund organized the move of 1,000 rhinos, which are under threat from poachers across Africa because of the market value of their horns.
A man looks at waves washing oil up on to Papamoa beach after the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena struck aground on a reef off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand last Thursday. Up to 390 tonnes of heavy fuel oil have spilled from the hull, prompting New Zealand’s environment minister, Nick Smith, to call it the country’s biggest maritime environmental disaster.