Record Number of Attendees at 2022 Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference

JD Bergeron, Bird Rescue’s Chief Executive Officer,  and Valeria Ruoppolo, Founder of Aiuká, welcome attendees on the first day of the EOW Conference. Photo: Russ Curtis – International Bird Rescue

Logo for EOW Conference 2022More than 160 individuals from 13 countries, representing 60 wildlife organizations, state agencies, universities, and oil industry groups, attended the 14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) 2022 Conference. This is the largest number of registrants in EOW history!

The four day event was held in Long Beach, CA from 26-30 September 2022 . It was co-hosted by International Bird Rescue and Brazil-based Aiuká.

Talks and poster sessions included things learned from various oil spill responses, especially the 2022 Peru spill near Lima, and the October 2021 oil pipeline incident in Huntington Beach, CA.

It was truly inspirational to see international wildlife experts from a variety of specialties collaborate to protect and rehabilitate wildlife at risk. We will continue to innovate and share our knowledge globally to build and expand the next generation of wildlife responders.

We also are thankful for our generous sponsors for supporting the conference, including, Marathon Petroleum, Valero, ExxonMobil, and others. See full list

Participannts from 13 countries representing 60 organizations attended the 14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference in Long Beach, CA.
Research poster sessions, including Yovana Murillo from Aiuká presenting on the 2022 Peru oil spill response, were well attended at the 2022 EOW. Photo: Nancy Smith-Fagan – International Bird Rescue