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Welcome to the Oiled Wildlife Response Network.

We our dedicated to improving national planning and preparedness to respond to a major pollution incident affecting wildlife.

“Our mission is to provide wildlife with the best international standards of care following a pollution incident.”

How oil affects birds
Become a responder
Training

Supporting Organisations

We are a coalition of conservation and animal welfare organisations that coordinate the training of volunteers to act as ‘first responders’ in the event of an oil spill.

Together with the authorities we our striving towards having an agreed and well exercised response plan in place, which will ensure the best outcome for stricken wildlife.

We are part of the EUROWA network of European oiled wildlife response experts, working together to improve professionalism in the field of marine wildlife emergency response.

Preparedness

 Being prepared means having a team of trained responders, pre-staged equipment, and specialised facilities ready to receive animals, and a plan to bring it all together!

We aim to coordinate and effectively utilise resources and expertise from our associated organisations, to work in cooperation under one banner to internationally recognised standards of animal care.  

Found an oiled bird?

If you find an oiled bird the most important thing to remember is that it is cold, dehydrated and exhausted.

It is probably emaciated and it is definitely stressed! Washing a bird in this condition will cause extreme stress, which may result in its death.

To give this animal the best chance of survival you must;

  • Warm it up.
  • Get fluids into it.
  • Allow it to rest in a quiet place.

Contact Kildare Animal Foundation on 087 620 1270 to arrange for the animal to be taken in and receive the appropriate care.

For more information please contact pauline.beades@oiledwildliferesponse.ie

Contact Us

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info@oiledwildliferesponse.ie

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