News

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 conservation efforts in the country.

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. Croix is home to more than 50% of the African Penguin population.

July 29 2016

Saskatchewan oil spill affects wildlife

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.

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.