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Shannon Bottlenose Dolphin Oil Spill Response Training

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Ballybunion

Ballybunion

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Join Irelands team of Oiled Wildlife Responders to learn how to care for the Shannon bottlenose dolphins, which may be affected by an Oil Spill.


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.

The Shannon estuary is home to the one of only six known resident European populations of bottlenose dolphin and is a known calving area. It is one of the most important sites for the conservation of dolphins in Ireland and has been designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) to reflect this. After lessons learned from the Deepwater Hoirzon Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico the Oiled Wildlife Response Network and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are working together to prepare a response for the Shannon bottlenose dolphins to mitigate the effects from a possible oil spill in the Shannon Estuary.

www.oiledwildliferesponse.ie

www.shannondolphins.ie

www.iwdg.ie


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This training event has been kindly sponsored by Kerry County Council and the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment with the purpose training you in international standards of best practice in animal care and to learn measures to mitigate the impacts of oil on the Shannon Estuary resident bottelnose dolphin population.

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 follow the register link.


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