• International Wildlife Research

    International Wildlife Research (IWR) is operated by dedicated scientists, veterinarians and wildlife specialists with expertise and experience in the care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. We provide expertise for preparing and executing oil spill response operations for sea otters and other marine and terrestrial mammals and we have an ongoing program of research to improve rehabilitation procedures for oiled fur-bearing mammals.

  • International Wildlife Research

    International Wildlife Research (IWR) is operated by dedicated scientists, veterinarians and wildlife specialists with expertise and experience in the care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. We provide expertise for preparing and executing oil spill response operations for sea otters and other marine and terrestrial mammals and we have an ongoing program of research to improve rehabilitation procedures for oiled fur-bearing mammals.

  • International Wildlife Research

    International Wildlife Research (IWR) is operated by dedicated scientists, veterinarians and wildlife specialists with expertise and experience in the care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. We provide expertise for preparing and executing oil spill response operations for sea otters and other marine and terrestrial mammals and we have an ongoing program of research to improve rehabilitation procedures for oiled fur-bearing mammals.

  • International Wildlife Research

    International Wildlife Research (IWR) is operated by dedicated scientists, veterinarians and wildlife specialists with expertise and experience in the care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. We provide expertise for preparing and executing oil spill response operations for sea otters and other marine and terrestrial mammals and we have an ongoing program of research to improve rehabilitation procedures for oiled fur-bearing mammals.

CLICK HERE to register for the March 13, 2021 Online Course

NEW: 2021 Training will be online

**UPDATE: This year the course will be held over Zoom and will provide the same level of training as in previous years. The program is designed to provide 8-hours of HAZWOPER First Responder Training so that, in the event of an oil spill, you will be OSHA approved and able to assist with the care of oiled sea otters in the rehabilitation facility. To satisfy the training requirement and achieve certification, you must complete the online training and be present for the entire course on March 13. If you have any additional questions, contact wildliferesearch.iwr@gmail.com. Phone: 281-250-7839.
Click here to download the Emergency Care and Rehabilitation of Oiled Sea Otters PDF.

Online Training course – Oiled Sea Otter Rehabilitation

This free online training course is for oiled-wildlife responders. IWR offers free online training courses that can partially qualify you to be an OSHA-certified Wildlife Responder or to assist in the capture and transport of oiled sea otters to the rehabilitation facility. Please review the material in Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 14, and then click Certification Quiz. Additional classroom and field instruction offered annually in Alaska will be required to complete your training.

Online Training course – Sea Otter Capture

This free online training course is for Responders who will assist in the capture, stabilization, and transport of oiled sea otters. IWR offers free online training courses that can partially qualify you to be an OSHA-certified Wildlife Responder or to assist in the capture and transport of oiled sea otters to the rehabilitation facility. Additional classroom and field instruction offered annually in Alaska will be required to complete your training.