Publications

2010 Baltic Oiled Wildlife Response Planning Workshop 11 October 2009

In order to support Baltic countries in their processes of oiled wildlife response planning a one day planning workshop was organised by Sea Alarm Foundation and WWF-Finland in close cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Environment and the HELCOM RESPONSE Secretariat. The workshop took place on 5 October 2009 at the Ministry of Environment, Tallinn, Estonia. This report reflects the outcomes and recommendations of the workshop.

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2008 Bird Hazing Manual: Techniques and Strategies for Dispersing Birds from Spill Sites

W. Paul Gorenzel and Terrell P. Salmon, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology University of California, Davis Agriculture and and Natural Resources Publication 21638 ISBN-13:978-1-60107-490-4

This full-color manual gives wildlife specialists a step-by-step guide to dispersing birds from the site of an oil spill so they do not become oiled or contaminated. Sections include a discussion of initial considerations; bird dispersal techniques including auditory, visual, and combination techniques; exclusion deterrents; and suggested hazing techniques.

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2008 RIOS Action Plan

The RIOS Action Plan provides an overview of the research priorities that were selected by an international forum of leading scientists and oiled wildlife responders in the course of an EU project in 2008.

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2008 Reducing the Impact of Oil Spills (RIOS) Background Document

The RIOS-project is focused on negative impacts of oil spills on marine wildlife and how these effects can be minimised through investments into research and development. The main objective of the project is to develop a European Action Plan for future research and development, and to stimulate contacts and future cooperation between relevant groups and stakeholders such as scientists/researchers, marine wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, biologists, NGOs, the oil and maritime industries and governmental organisations.

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2007 Proceedings-EU Workshop on Cleaning and Rehabilitation of Oiled Wildlife

The European Oiled Wildlife Response Planning workshop, led by Sea Alarm, took place on 12-15 June 2006, at the Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Expérimentations sur les Pollutions Accidentelles des Eaux (CEDRE) in Brest, France.

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2007 Handbook for the Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds

The Handbook for the Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds, published in May 2007, contains guidance for wildlife rehabilitators and governmental authorities on best practices with regards to the rescue, cleaning and rehabilitation of oiled birds, especially in large incidents.

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2007 Handbook on Oil Impact Assessment for Seabirds

The Handbook on Oil Impact Assessment was developed as a result of a scientific workshop that was held in La Coruña, Spain in September 2006. The workshop brought together scientists from across Europe to identify the main issues with regards to the integration of Impact Assessment into oiled wildlife response and the wider oil spill response.

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2007 European Oiled Wildlife Response Plan Proposal

A proposal for a European Oiled Wildlife Response Plan was developed based on the conclusions and recommendations that came out of three EU Workshops held in 2006. The three workshops formed the basis of the EU project "Oiled Wildlife Response Planning in Europe."

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2004 IPIECA Guide to Oiled Wildlife Response Planning

The Guide to Oiled Wildlife Response Planning, published by IPIECA in 2004, provides an overview of the different components of oiled wildlife response, focusing on critical planning issues and response options. It is intended as a reference guide for oil spill managers, government officials and industry representatives who may be called upon to make important decisions regarding the fate of wildlife in the immediate aftermath of an oil spill.

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