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Our activation procedure including contact details and forms for activation, in addition to equipment stockpile and aviation status reports can be found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

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Wildlife Services

With a well-established history of supporting wildlife emergency preparedness and response through more than 15 years of formal collaboration with the Sea Alarm Foundation, our position in industry has allowed us to catalyse wildlife emergency preparedness and response as an integral component of oil spill preparedness and response good practice. 

To advance and support this integral component, a group of leading wildlife response organisations has been working to develop a framework for international wildlife response that can meet the needs of the wildlife response community, the oil industry and other stakeholders through the Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service (GOWRS) Project.

Sea Alarm’s Technical Advisory Service, along with wildlife equipment packages and the newly formed GOWRS Assessment Team, make up an enhanced offering of Wildlife Response Services available to our Members as part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Sea Alarm Technical Advice

Technical advice from Sea Alarm gives you access to two Technical Advisers​; one that can be mobilised on-site and one via remote support.

New GOWRS Assessment Team

A four-person Assessment Team including specialists in Operations/Planning, Field & Capture, Rehab & Facilities, Vet/Incident-specifics.

Wildlife Response Equipment

Critical response equipment for search & rescue​, medical​ and cleaning & rehab.

The service in detail

Technical Advice from Sea Alarm

Two experts are available from Sea Alarm 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist with, remote advice and monitoring, analysing any unfolding scenarios that may lead to significant wildlife impacts​. 
One expert is ready to be deployed onsite to assist the Incident Management System (IMS), connecting with relevant in-country authorities, stakeholders and responders. The second expert can provide online support, applying Sea Alarm Foundation’s international connectivity.

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Oiled Wildlife Assessment Service from GOWRS

A ready-to-deploy Assessment Team of 4 experts available to evaluate and provide on-the-ground recommendations to Members on the need for, feasibility of, and necessary elements in, a full-scale wildlife response when Tier 1 and 2 capabilities have been exceeded.​

Recommendations will inform Members on the need, capability, and potential providers of full-scale wildlife operations services available through individual service providers​.

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Wildlife Response Equipment

Recently updated wildlife response equipment packages with a focus on birds and standardised across our operational bases, to support the first 48 hours of a response​.

This critical equipment is aimed to support search & rescue, medical​, cleaning & rehabilitation​ with 50% of the stockpile available to Members​. While not exhaustive, the equipment will support initial wildlife response operations in situations where local supply chain logistics are not yet fully functional.

Wildlife Services Explained

Discover the three aspects of the Wildlife Response Service available to OSRL Members.


To download a PDF of this presentation, click here.

Ensure you're ready to respond

According to the IPIECA Good Practice Guide on Wildlife Response Preparedness: 

Oiled wildlife response is the combination of activities that aim to minimise the impacts of an oil spill on wildlife (such as birds, mammals and reptiles). Minimising the impacts is achieved by preventing oiling where possible and mitigating the effects of oiling. Response activities can include:

  • the assessment of wildlife risks in time and space
  • real-time monitoring of the whereabouts of wildlife compared to the oil
  • protection of nesting/haul-out sites
  • hazing and deterrence (scaring animals away from oil)
  • pre-emptive capture and collection of un-oiled animals and their offspring/eggs
  • collection and analysis of corpses
  • euthanasia
  • rehabilitation of live oiled animals to release to the wild
  • monitoring of post-release survival.
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A response without a pre-spill agreed wildlife plan in place will have an enormous potential for delays and inefficiency. Therefore, a pre-spill developed wildlife response plan is the best guarantee for a fast and effective wildlife response mobilisation, implemented through training and exercises. Such a plan is best integrated with the overall oil spill response plan that a Member has in place for its oil exploration, production or transportation activities in a country or area. 

IPIECA Good Practice Guide:

Wildlife Response Preparedness



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IPIECA Good Practice Guide:

Key Principles for the Protection, Care and Rehabilitation of Oiled Wildlife


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Ready Check Tool

This tool will help you assess your level of preparedness to respond to an oil spill incident.



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Wildlife Preparedness & Response Community of Practice

As wildlife response became increasingly recognised at an international level, key industry, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders came together at a meeting at Interspill 2012 in London, hosted by OSRL and Sea Alarm, to discuss the “Future of Global Oiled Wildlife Response and Preparedness.” This meeting served as a catalyst for the multi-year Global Oiled Wildlife Response System (GOWRS) Project that ran between 2015-2021. An Industry Advisory Group (IAG) was also formed to support the project and provide an interface with oil industry funders and end-users. 


Collaboration between industry stakeholders has continued to evolve since then, also encouraged by the fact that “wildlife” was recognised as one of the 15 priority targets for strengthening tiered response preparedness. In 2019, industry delegates participated in an IPIECA-funded workshop facilitated by Sea Alarm and some of the GOWRS Project Partners to map the journey of implementing that target. To carry forward the recommendations from this workshop the Wildlife Preparedness and Response ‘Community of Practice’ was formed out of the IAG and has been meeting quarterly since early 2021. The group aims to share experiences and lessons learned, support and drive implementation and continue nurturing strong collaboration across the industry and beyond.


Interested to join the Community of Practice? Click here

Accessing the Wildlife Response Services

Accessing any aspect of the Wildlife Response Service during a response couldn't be simpler, just call our Duty Managers on the usual numbers or to discuss any aspect of the service, get in contact.