Oiledwildlife.eu

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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July 26 2016

Job Opening: Project Manager, Wildlife Response, Massey University, New Zealand

The Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences at Massey University, Palmerston North, invites applications for a Project Manager to provide support for the development of a training programme in oiled wildlife response.

February 22 2016

Mystery spill on US river affects geese and other waterfowl

In February 2016, Tri-Sate Bird Rescue and Research cleaned over thirty birds, most of them Canada geese, after they were exposed to mineral oil that leaked from a Virginia power station.

February 2 2016

Geese and ducks affected by jet fuel spill in the US

The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other  local wildlife rehabilitation organisations are caring for nearly 60 ducks and geese affected by a jet fuel spill in the US.

January 8 2016

Seabird population review shows long-term declines

A retrospective study published in the fall of 2015, looked at seabird populations from 1950 to 2010, and found the overall long-term trend for most species was downward. The University of British Columbia–based authors suggest that multiple factors play a role.

November 30 2015

Diesel fuel spill affects ducks and turtles in North Carolina, USA

Twenty mallards and ten freshwater turtles were rescued and taken into care in late November, 2015 in the North Carolina city of Charlotte after 1000 US gallons of diesel spilled into a creek.

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