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Oiled Wildlife First Responder Training

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Join Irelands team of Oiled Wildlife Responders and learn how to care for wild birds affected by an Oil Spill.

October 7th - Galway

In the past 23 years there have been 17 major pollution incidents impacting wildlife in European waters . That equates to a serious incident unfolding every 1.35 years. The west coast of Europe is considered to be the most likely location where large oil spillages will occur so it is only a matter of time before a major incident could take place affecting Irelands' coastline and multiple small islands.

Examples of significant incidents that affected wildlife include the grounding of the ‘Sea Empress’ at the entrance to Milford Haven in South Wales in 1996 where over 7,000 oiled birds washed ashore. Also the ‘Prestige’ off the Spanish Coast in 2002 oiled 23,000 birds and a similar number of birds were oiled in the Tricolor incident in Belgium (2003).

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The purpose of this training event is to train you in international standards of best practice and learn measures to mitigate the impacts of oil on marine and coastal birds.

The training is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in being involved in Irelands wildlife response preparedness.

To book a place and take part in the training please press select a date and the venue of your choice.

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