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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

The development of good practice guidelines regarding the cleaning and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife (particularly oiled birds) during an oil spill incident

The overall objective of this proposal is to:

Bring European marine wildlife responders from all coastal Member States, Norway and Iceland together to exchange experiences in the field of oiled wildlife rehabilitation at European level, to discuss and agree on methodologies and approaches to clean and rehabilitate oiled birds and other animals under the conditions of an oil spill response;

Develop guidance on best practices for the collection, cleaning, rehabilitation of oiled sea animals as an integrated part of an oil spill response based on the experiences of the workshop participants, international experts and other internationally available information on the subject.

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