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Oil Spill Response and Preparedness

Why retain International Bird Rescue?

Since 1971, International Bird Rescue (IBR) has provided oiled wildlife collection, rehabilitation and documentation services on an assured basis for companies that transport or hold petroleum products. The appropriate state, provincial and federal resource trustees direct these services under agreed-upon criteria.

In the U.S., the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) 90 mandates wildlife response during oil spills and a successful response requires professional, trained wildlife responders work within an incident management team using a contingency plan based on real world experience. IBR's experience assures your plan, training and wildlife response management team will function in a real world response.

To become a retainer holder, or for more information on International Bird Rescue response services, please contact Barbara Callahan, Response Services Director.

IBR has responded to over 225 spills on every continent except Antarctica in our 46+ years of working in this field. Also see: List of Oil Spill Response since 1971

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