Large numbers of seabirds are washing up dead on North Sea beaches from Germany to Belgium. The majority of affected birds are guillemots, although some fulmars and kittiwakes have also been recovered.
On 16 November, 2018, at least 250,000 litres of oil spilled approximately 350 km offshore from Newfoundland, Canada affecting an area with a signifcant seabird population.
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., is seeking a manager for its Oil Programs department to oversee and coordinate the projects and resources of the department in conjunction with the mission of the organisation.
In Columbia, an oil spill is implicated in the loss of more than 2,400 fish, birds and reptiles, while in Indonesia the death of an endangered dolphin is being investigated.
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 the IPIECA website, in addition to the original English language publication.
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.
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 conservation efforts in the country.
The RSPCA invites applications for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the wildlife rehabilitation team at Mallydams Wood, Sussex, UK.
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. Croix is home to more than 50% of the African Penguin population.
Oil leaking from a damaged pipeline in Canada has resulted in the loss of at least 19 animals as of Thursday 28 July 2016, as confirmed by an environment protection officer. Affected species include birds, mammals and fish.