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.
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.
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.
The RSPCA invites applications for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the wildlife rehabilitation team at Mallydams Wood, Sussex, UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.