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Oiled Wildlife Response Planning


An essential course to ensure oiled wildlife response planning is considered from preparedness through to response.

2 Days

Course details

Develop your understanding of the necessary levels of wildlife preparedness and response to aid effective decision-making.

Oiled Wildlife Response planning is rarely embedded into emergency preparedness and response structures but has been a legal requirement in Europe under the Offshore Safety Directive (2013/30/EU), it is also recognised as a key area of Tiered Preparedness and Response (OGA/IPIECA Guidelines). Setting up and running an effective wildlife response with support from outside agencies can only be achieved by having a dedicated response plan prepared in advance and initiated at the beginning of the response effort.


Our Asia-based courses are co-presented by Massey University (Wildbase). European-based courses are co-presented by Sea Alarm and Europe’s leading oiled wildlife response organisation, Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC), Ostend. This gives you the chance to meet the global experts in oiled wildlife preparedness and response.


Is this course for me?

This course is perfect for those involved in planning wildlife response and require the knowledge to be able to effectively carry out those responsibilities.

  • Stakeholders responsible for wildlife response planning
  • Individuals involved in oil spill issues and wildlife considerations
  • Academics or those with contingency planning roles


What will I learn?

This is a complex and specialised field which requires clear policies and procedures for protecting and dealing with oiled animals, an effective coordination system integrated into the overall Incident Management System (IMS) and access to trained responders, facilities and equipment.

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Understanding appropriate levels of wildlife preparedness and response
  • Decision making and cost control
  • Policies and procedures for protecting and dealing with oiled wildlife
  • Effective coordination and integration into an IMS


Course Programme

Day 1

  • Overview of Oiled Wildlife Response
  • Case studies
  • Effects of Oil on Wildlife
  • Rehabilitation process
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Includes Table Top Exercise
  • Response challenges, scenarios and solutions


Day 2

  • Lessons learnt from Incidents
  • International Context of Response and Preparedness
  • Dealing with wildlife scenarios
  • Quantitative Management
  • Managing a Response
  • Decision making and financial consequences
  • Developing a plan
  • Costs of Preparedness and Response
Register your Interest
There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.