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EUROWA (EURopean Oiled Wildlife Assistance) is a network of European oiled wildlife response experts who have signed the EUROWA Charter, working together to improve professionalism in marine wildlife emergency response

Our Services


EUROWA has developed an extensive training portfolio for oiled wildlife responders, veterinarians and managers

WildX Exercises

Serious games to better understand oiled wildlife response


Gathering information on the current status of European oiled wildlife preparedness and past events


The network can be mobilised by European authorities to support an in country emergency response

Developing Best Practice

EUROWA members exchange their knowledge and insights to develop best practice guidelines and standards


European responders collaborate on projects which advance the field of oiled wildlife preparedness and response

EUROWA Network Organisations (10 Associate + 2 Affiliate)
Training Events organised
Responders Trained
Countries with trained responders

Members Area

Member Section

This section is restricted to the EUROWA members and experts who are part of the EUROWA network

EUROWA-2 Project

EUROWA-2 Project

Explore and know more about the deliverables, activities and events carried out under the EUROWA-2 Project

Authorities Area

Authorities Area

EUROWA technical tools, guidelines and e-learning for European authorities

Recent News

The Netherlands continues its preparedness efforts with a new increase in trained responders

Looking back on the past 6 months, SON-Respons has continued to work on preparedness as part of the…

Increasing pool of EUROWA-Trained responders in Finland

WWF Finland has continued the Finnish training program for volunteers and experts in late 2023 and early 2024.…

New net-bottom cages developed by WRCO and in use across Europe!

A net-bottom cage is a special type of cage adapted for the temporary housing of pelagic birds. During…

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EUROWA #training provides a path for responders to build skills needed to rehabilitate #OiledWildlife and to manage facilities, responders and volunteers.
...Check out our new training factsheet - over 1200 qualifications gained!

Want a quick read to know what EUROWA is and what we do? Check out our new leaflet, which also has info on our #OiledWildlife training courses ⬇️

Today our #EUROWA Network was presented in the Wildlife Response Coordination session at the #IOSC in New Orleans!

Some of our EUROWA Team were also lucky ...enough to catch up and spend the week discussing the future of #OiledWildlife response in Europe 👏

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We are ready to offer a unique support empowering European authorities, NGOs, and potential polluters in Europe in dealing jointly with the challenges connected to oiled marine wildlife

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