Country Wildlife Response Profiles
Further to a joint programme between Oil Spill Response and Sea Alarm, Country Wildlife Response Profiles (CWRPs) have been developed since 2005. The set of CWRPs will eventually include all of the coastal countries or regions in the world.
CWRPs are designed primarily to provide crucial information on the level of a country’s preparedness to deal with an oil spill incident that involves marine wildlife. The structure of the Country Wildlife Response Profiles has been based on the Country Profiles that are published by the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF), which provide a summary of oil spill response arrangements and resources in maritime nations. The CWRPs are intended to complement that information with key data on oiled wildlife response and preparedness.
In each profile, some individual wildlife species of special concern may be noted followed by a letter in parentheses. These are species included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species within the top three categories of risk – Vulnerable to extinction (V), Endangered (E) or Critically Endangered (CR).
Sea Alarm collaborates with the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) for the response to oiled wildlife incidents in the Mediterranean Sea area. REMPEC’S Country Profiles also provide important information on each Mediterranean country’s overall oil spill response arrangements and procedures, therefore reciprocal website links are made between the Mediterranean profiles of the two organisations.
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The downloading of Country Wildlife Response Profiles is subject to the following Terms and Conditions: