Guidance Documents

IPIECA/OGP Guide: Key principles for the protection, care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife

Animal care standards: a technical support document, published by IPIECA/OGP in 2017, serves as a reference to illustrate what should be considered as international 'standards of good practice' for animal protection and care in an oiled wildlife response.

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2017
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Bird Hazing Manual: Techniques and Strategies for Dispersing Birds from Spill Sites

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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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

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2008
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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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2004
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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
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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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2007
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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
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