The damaged caused to the animals from this area is also very big.
Unfortunately, people who are in power very seldom take into account the impact their actions will have on the ecology of the region.
During that time a log of animals suffered because of chemical defoliation in Vietnam forests.
During the Gulf War new threat for animals appeared.
There are no exact numbers which would measure damage but different reserves state the spill was from 42 to 462 million gallons of oil.
The slick, which appeared as a result of this spill, reaches about 100 miles.Despite the uncertainty surrounding the size of the spill, figures place it 5 to 27 times the size (in gallons spilled) of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and more than twice the size of the 1979 Ixtoc I blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico (Gerges 308). Iraqi government decided to dump oil into the Persian Gulf in response to the American actions.Iraqi actions aimed to prevent the landing of the American ships.Along with their economic and tactical effects, oil spills and fires make animals their principal living victims since, for the most part, they a re unable to escape their devastated habitats (Oil Spill Intelligence Report 18 ).The Gulf war became the first war where it was made an attempt to calculate animal victims of war actions.In addition, it caused great damage to the sea turtles, marine animals.It also caused great harm to the migration birds, which passed through this region and this damage is hard to estimate.Different kinds of animals became affected by the oil spill during the war.The oil released to the Persian Gulf killed about tens of thousands of birds.Toxic gases, which got into the air because of oil burning also had very dangerous consequences for the animals of the region.These gases cause respiratory diseases among all kinds of animals, living in this region.