February 12 2019

Scientists study seabird wreck in the North Sea

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.

November 29 2018

Unknown number of birds affected by Newfoundland oil spill

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.

May 27 2018

Job Opening: Oil Programs Manager, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, USA

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.

April 5 2018

Wildlife affected by oil spills in Columbia and Indonesia

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.

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 the IPIECA website, in addition to the original English language publication.

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.