Friday, May 21, 2010

Saving Oiled Wildlife in the Gulf: Groups on The Ground

Here is an interesting video from the International Bird Rescue Research Center called Oiled Bird Gets A Bath.

Wildlife rescue folks are working in tough conditions out there and it's just going to get worse. Please give them your support.

Recommended Reading:

How You Can Help Birds After the Spill

Oceans 9/11 by Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Go well, stay well,


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Details on the baby sea turtle rescue (with photos)


Tri State Bird Rescue and Research has been rescuing and treating oiled, injured, and orphaned wildlife since 1976. Specializing in oil spill response, Tri-State staff is on call 24-hours-a-day to address the wildlife impact of these environmental threats. They also provide training to other emergency response professionals.


International Bird Rescue Research Center The International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) has been helping birds around the world since 1971. Its mission is to mitigate human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife. This is achieved through rehabilitation, emergency response, education, research, planning and training.

With an oil spill response team of more than 25 wildlife experts, IBRRC has managed the oiled bird rehabilitation efforts in over 200 oil spills in 11 states, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Our international work has taken us to seven different countries and two U.S. territories.


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IBRRC photo stream on Flickr

Oiled Care Network The OWCN is the world's only oiled wildlife response organization boasting more than 25 different members comprised of world-class aquaria, universities, scientific organizations and rehabilitation groups. Established in 1994 by the Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, it is currently administered by the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine.


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Photo: Courtesy of International Bird Research & Rescue gulf oil spill photo page on flickr.

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