Oiledwildlife.eu provides an overview of the discipline of oiled wildlife response and preparedness. It is a reliable source of information for professionals, the media and the wider public on the complexities of responding to oil affected animals within the framework of the overall response to oil spills.

The principles and practices of effective oiled wildlife response are the same everywhere thus, although Oildwildlife.eu’s primary focus is on European issues, this site presents information that is of value to a worldwide audience.

Oiledwildlife.eu also recognizes the risks to marine wildlife from other sources, including the so-called Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) and anthropogenic noise, and seeks to provide up to date information on these issues as well. Oiled wildlife response techniques are the basis for response to HNS incidents and links between damage from anthropogenic noise and oil and gas shipping and exploration are becoming clearer.

Oiledwildlife.eu was initiated as part of an EU funded project in 2007 and since then has been managed by Sea Alarm, an NGO dedicated to improving response to oil-affected wildlife in Europe and around the world. Comments and additional information are encouraged; we invite you to contact Sea Alarm if you wish to make a contribution.

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February 8 2018

Wildlife response preparedness good practice guidelines available in six languages

French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish versions of the IPIECA Wildlife response preparedness: Good practice guidelines for incident managers and emergency response personnel are now available online at

June 16 2017

Job Opening: Research Officer, Oiled Wildlife Response, Massey University, New Zealand

The Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences at Massey University, Palmerston North, invites applications for a Research Officer to assist in the running of New Zealand's Oiled Wildlife Response team.

April 13 2017

SAMREC seabird facility tansferred to SANCCOB

On 1 April 2017, the South African Foundation for Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) took over operations at the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) in a move that will consolidate seabird rehabilitation and cons

April 6 2017

Job Opening: Veterinary Surgeon, RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre, UK

The RSPCA invites applications for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the wildlife rehabilitation team at Mallydams Wood, Sussex, UK.

August 24 2016

More than 150 Penguins affected by South African oil spill

An oil spill of undetermined origin is impacting African penguins in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Birds have been rescued from Bird and St. Croix islands, important breeding sites for this endangered species. St.

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