Mallydams Wood, an RSPCA wildlife rehabilitation centre and nature reserve, hosted the ninth European Oiled Wildlife Responders meeting on17-19 March, 2014. Sea Alarm staff, along with representatives from the RSPCA, ProBird, Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) and Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend (WRCO), gathered to continue their work on the European Oiled Wildlife Response Manual.
Having completed the Animal Care portion of this document, the group concentrated on developing the personnel aspects and Management portion of the Manual. Updates on initiatives, projects and funding proposals related to the group’s joint efforts were also discussed.
Meetings of the European Oiled Wildlife Responders take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of the participating organisations to create written documents and data specific to the European situation and to strengthen working relationships within and among the groups.