International Conference to Address Oiled Wildlife Problem
Those professionals attending the conference include wildlife biologists, government and academic researchers, industry oil spill response and disaster response personnel, Federal, State and Provincial field response coordinators and environmental non-governmental organizations.
The conference will also focus on the development of a Canadian strategy to decrease illegal oil dumping and the creation of Canadian network of government, industry, NGO and local organizations to provide immediate care and rehabilitation of oiled seabirds.
The conference coincides with the breeding season for a variety of seabirds that use Newfoundland’s islands as prime nesting sites. These environmentally sensitive locations are also the site for one of the world’s worst chronic oil pollution problems.