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Conservation and Wildlife Habitat (Biodiversity) Protection

A growing human population places greater demand on the Earth’s limited supply of natural resources, which makes other species more vulnerable to a loss of their natural habitats and biological diversity. Although the oil and natural gas industry has engaged in environmental partnerships over the years to promote conservation and wildlife protection programs, the industry is taking more aggressive steps to integrate biodiversity conservation into its operational practices by partnering with other institutions to measure biodiversity impacts and employ new technologies to minimize its environmental footprint.

For example, Shell and the Smithsonian Institution signed a five-year memorandum of understanding in June 2000 to assess the impact of Shell operations on areas of high biodiversity value. The first joint project in the Gamba complex in Gabon follows extensive national and international consultation including feedback from a stakeholder workshop. Chevron Niugini Ltd., with help from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), formed The Community Development Initiative (CDI) Foundation to protect the fragile rainforests of Papua New Guinea for generations to come. Petro-Canada in partnership with the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, conducted a Life-Cycle Value Assessment of the MacKay River oil sands project to reduce environmental impacts. A number of companies, such as Shell, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, have implemented a variety of different wildlife conservation programs in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

  • Protecting Rare Coral Reefs

    About 100 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko is continuously collaborating with industry, federal and state government agencies and researchers to protect the northernmost coral reefs on North America's continental shelf. ENV-AN-1
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Alaska

    ConocoPhillips is a long-time supporter of the Nature Conservancy and recently donated $1 million to the Nature Conservancy of Alaska, making the largest corporate gift to conservation in Alaska's history. ENV-COP-7
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  • Reviving Australia's Wetlands

    Conservation Volunteers Australia and BHP Billiton are celebrating ten years of a successful partnership delivering Australia’s largest national wetlands revival program. ENV-BHP-1
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  • Making Conservation a Global Priority

    The Conservation Leadership Programme (formerly called the BP Conservation Programme) has promoted pioneering scientific projects worldwide as part of its contribution to global conservation priorities since it began in 1990. ENV-BP-2
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  • Working to Conserve the Island Grey Fox in California, USA

    BP is providing sponsorship to the Nature Conservancy to support research and a conservation and recovery program for the island fox. ENV-BP-3
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  • Biodiversity and Environmental Education in South Carolina, USA

    BP’s Cooper River plant in South Carolina has a large area of land under its stewardship, much of it rich in biodiversity. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed much of the forest in 1989, BP increased its efforts to restore and enhance the site’s forest and wildlife resources. ENV-BP-4
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  • Helping to Protect the Iberian Lynx in Spain

    BP in Spain is working with the Global Nature Fund, (a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the environment), to support the needs of the lynx. With the advice of the Worldwide Fund for Nature, BP is also helping to restore lynx habitat in southwestern Spain operating with the NGOs Fundación Doñana and Estación Biológica de Doñana. ENV-BP-5
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  • Getting Back to Nature in Trinidad

    When local employees realized that a peninsula of land at BP’s Galeota Point terminal on the southeastern tip of Trinidad was going to waste as an obsolete machinery store, they decided it was time they did something about it. The Galeota promontory had once been a stopping-off point for many bird species on migratory routes across the Caribbean, and the team determined to try and restore the land as a bird sanctuary. ENV-BP-6
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  • Helping Turtles Find Sanctuary at Ma'Dareah, Malaysia

    Marine turtles are some of the ocean’s most magnificent creatures, but their survival is threatened by egg collecting, fishing practices, shoreline development, loss of habitat, marine pollution, and by being hunted for their shells and meat. Many conservation efforts have focused on establishing turtle sanctuaries where eggs can be collected and safely hatched. The Ma’Daerah model is a unique achievement. It is the first sanctuary initiated in partnership between the Department of Fisheries, WWF Malaysia and BP. ENV-BP-7
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  • Chevron Niugini LTD.

    Chevron Niugini Ltd. (CNGL), with help from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), formed a unique NGO to protect the fragile rainforests of Papua New Guinea for generations to come. – Community Dev. Initiative (CDI). ENV-CT-1
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