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Interview with JD Bergeron from International Bird Rescue

By: Paul kelway

Interview with JD Bergeron from International Bird Rescue

In the third episode of this wildlife series, Paul Kelway OSRL’s Wildlife Preparedness and Response Manager is joined by JD Bergeron, CEO of International Bird Rescue. With 20 years of non-profit leadership under his belt and being the co-founder of a bicycle fundraiser in Zambia to raise money for girls in empowerment and HIV AIDS, you can’t miss the passion JD has for making a difference to the world.

Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service

August, 2021 By: Paul Kelway

The Global Oiled Wildlife Response (GOWRS)

Wildlife Emergency Preparedness and Response is an integral component of oil spill preparedness and response good practice. A group of leading wildlife response organisations has been working to develop a framework for Tier 3 (international) wildlife response that can meet the needs of the wildlife response community, the oil industry and other stakeholders. The GOWRS project has now culminated in a proposal for a future Tier 3 Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service.

Learn more in this video.

Recorded Interview with Chris Battaglia from Focus Wildlife

July, 2021

Interview with Chris Battaglia from Focus Wildlife

In this interview, Chris talks about the risk of a lack of oiled wildlife responders in the next generation and how the GOWRS service is helping address this by bringing more sustainability and resilience to the wildlife response community.

Seminar Recording: Wildlife Response in the Incident Management System

June, 2021 By: Paul Kelway

Seminar Recording: Wildlife Response in the Incident Management System

In an Incident Management System, responsibilities for wildlife response are often designated to a Wildlife Branch within the Operations Section of the command structure and are overseen by a Wildlife Branch Director. This Branch serves as a vital connecting point between wildlife response operations and the wider incident management. Although well-established in certain countries, the potential scale of wildlife response operations and its impact on and needs from the wider incident response can often be underestimated, especially in larger incidents.  

 

This seminar brings together emergency managers from leading wildlife response organisations and from the industry to explore the theory and structure behind the Wildlife Branch, how it has been applied in various incidents around the world and the importance of pre-planning in successful incident response.

Podcast: GOWRS Wildlife Partners Interview - Aiuká

May, 2021 By: Paul Kelway

Interview with Valeria Ruoppolo, the Director of Aiuká

Our Wildlife Preparedness & Response Manager, Paul Kelway kicked off our GOWRS Wildlife Partners interview series with an interview with Valeria Ruoppolo at Aiuká in Brazil.

Seminar Recording: Exploring OSRL's Strategy and Industry Next Steps in Preparing for Wildlife Emergencies

February, 2021 By: Paul Kelway

Seminar Recording: Exploring OSRL's Strategy and Industry Next Steps in Preparing for Wildlife Emergencies

In this webinar Paul Kelway, OSRL’s Wildlife Preparedness & Response Manager, explains the objectives and key elements of OSRL’s Five-year strategy for Wildlife Emergency Preparedness and Response. He is also joined by Hugo Nijkamp, General Manager of the Sea Alarm Foundation and Stephen van der Spuy, Chief Executive Officer of SANCCOB and Chair of the Global Oiled Wildlife Response System (GOWRS) Project Steering Group.

Recorded Webinar: Treasure Oil Spill - 20 Years On

June, 2020 By: Paul Kelway

Recorded Webinar: Treasure Oil Spill - 20 Years On

What one of the largest animal rescue missions in history can tell us about wildlife response preparedness.  

20 years on, this webinar will offer a case study of the response by some of the organisations and responders involved, explore the current status of the African penguin population and examine what this successful rescue effort can tell us about wildlife response preparedness. 

Recorded Webinar: The GOWRS Assessment Team - A future wildlife service for OSRL Members

June, 2020 By: Paul Kelway

Recorded Webinar: The GOWRS Assessment Team - A future wildlife service for OSRL Members

This webinar recording provides an overview of the GOWRS Assessment Team Service concept, the organisations involved and the way forward for transitioning this multi-year project into an operational, guaranteed Tier 3 service.

Recorded Webinar: OSRL's Wildlife Response SLA Services Explained

June, 2020 By: Paul Kelway

Recorded Webinar: OSRL's Wildlife Response SLA Services Explained

Presented by Sea Alarm

In the aftermath of an oil spill emergency, an OSRL Member can call on oiled wildlife advisory services from Sea Alarm as part of the Service Level Agreement. Why are these 24/7 services provided, what do they entail, how can they be activated, what happens after activation, and how can a Member maximize its benefits from these services? 

This webinar is presented by Sea Alarm, OSRL's Technical Advisors on oiled wildlife preparedness and response.