Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: Tabletop drill in San Pedro
Participants in an oil spill drill at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, September 2011.


The OWCN is kept in a constant state of readiness for oiled wildlife events. This involves having a network of well-stocked and properly-equipped facilities, seasoned staff with treatment and emergency management skills, state of the art treatment protocols, effective inter-agency communication, and a trained corps of volunteers to help with the challenging work of rescuing, rehabilitating and cleaning oiled animals.

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Quick, expedient and effective action is essential to saving lives during an oil spill. More...

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Reaching Out

Education and outreach to the public and scientific communities are a vital piece of the OWCN's activities. More...

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The OWCN annually sponsors up to $250,000 toward research on the effects of oil on wildlife. More...