In the event of an incident, Australian Seabird Rescue operates as a Supporting Agencies under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Primary Industries, Agricultural and Animal Services Functional Area.
Training courses for first responders in seabird handing are offered by each branch of Australian Seabird Rescue. Participants receive a copy of “Rescuing the Australian Pelican” (Ferris et al, 2004) including valuable veterinary case studies and rehabilitation advice, and for a limited time, a hard copy of the complementary First Responders Resource Guide for Seabird Emergencies and Pocket Guide published by Australian Seabird Rescue in collaboration with the NSW Government and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust*. A DVD training aid has also been produced and is available on request to Australian Seabird Rescue Inc, Ballina.
Download the FREE First Responders Resource Guide for Seabird Emergencies..
Download the FREE pdf Pocket Guide for First Responders to Seabird Emergencies..
*This project has been funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. The Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW government to fund a broad range of projects that enhance the environment of NSW. The Trust is administered by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Ferris, L.I., Bonner, M and Kosack, E. (2004). Rescuing the Australian Pelican. Australian Seabird Rescue Incorporated, Ballina, NSW.