In the aftermath of a mystery spill in 2006 which resulted in the oiling of several thousand birds, Estonian authorities, in cooperation with NGOs, developed a national wildlife response plan. The most recent version of the plan was agreed in 2013.
France has explicit instructions in place for wildlife response plans. They are well integrated into the overall oil spill response plan as Annex 5 of the French Polmar Land oil spill plan, for which the local administrations are responsible.
The Shetland oiled wildlife plan was written by the Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group (SOTEAG) through its Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee (WRCC). In 1990, the plan became an integral part of both the Sullom Voe Harbour oil spill response plan and the contingency plan for the whole of Shetland.