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Dates for 2015 Oiled Wildlife Response Planning course announced

eidersOil Spill Response (OSRL) is offering its Oiled Wildlife Response Planning course, developed in collaboration with Sea Alarm and other international oiled wildlife professionals, twice in 2015. The course will be given in Singapore in February and again in November in Belgium.

This course covers many aspects of developing an oiled wildlife response plan, helping participants to understand how oil affects wildlife, what equipment and facilities will be needed to mount a response, and introducing some of the challenges such a response entails. The course is geared to industry response teams, personnel involved in natural resource management, and emergency planners.

There will be a tabletop exercise for attendees to try their hand at developing a response plan and each course includes an excursion. Singapore participants will visit the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, an ASEAN Heritage Park and designated site of international importance for migratory birds. In Belgium, the course is being held in Ostend, the home of the Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend (WRC Ostend). A trip to the facility will introduce attendees to a state of the art wildlife hospital designed to quickly convert to a specialist oiled wildlife care facility.

Course dates are:
Singapore               10-12 February 2015
Ostend, Belgium   17-18 November 2015

For more information or to book, please visit the OSRL training website.

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