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.
Oiled Wildlife Response
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.
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.