Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals that treat seabirds

Wellington Zoo 2

A Light-mantled Sooty Albatross gets examined at The Nest Te Kōhanga animal hospital in the New Zealand's Wellington Zoo: the bird did not survive plastic ingestion (click here)

ACAP Latest News regularly carries posts on efforts made to rescue, rehabilitate and release procellariform seabirds.  As a service to rehabilitators and their supporters a first list is given of wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals that are known to treat seabirds, including albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.  Links to websites, Facebook pages and contact e-mail addresses are included.  Information on centres not listed and corrections to the list below here can be sent to secretariat@acap.aq.

Read a review of a rehabilitation manual for procellariiform seabirds written in Portuguese.

ARGENTINA

Aquarium Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
https://www.aquarium.com.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/Aquarium-Mar-del-Plata-774634269543383
comercial@aquarium.com.ar

Estación de Rescate de Fauna Marina Guillermo "Indio" Fidalgo
Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/Estaci%C3%B3n-de-Rescate-de-Fauna-Marina-Guillermo-Indio-Fidalgo-626451624360211/

Fundación Mundo Marino
San Clemente del Tuyú, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.fundmundomarino.com.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/fundmundomarino
info@fundmundomarino.com.ar

Fundación Patagonia Natural
Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
http://www.patagonianatural.org/
https://www.facebook.com/fundacionpatagonianatural
admin@patagonianatural.org

Fundación Temaikèn
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.temaiken.org.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/FundacionTemaiken
info@temaiken.org.ar

AUSTRALIA

Australian Seabird Rescue
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
http://seabirdrescue.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSeabirdRescueInc
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSeabirdRescueSouthCoast
admin@seabirdrescue.org.au

Australian Seabird Rescue Central Coast
Toowoon Bay, New South Wales, Australia
http://seabirdrescue.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Australianseabirdr1`escue
asrcentralcoast@gmail.com

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Brighton, Tasmania, Australia
https://www.bonorong.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Bonorong
info@bonorong.com.au

Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO)
Torrens Island, South Australia, Australia
http://www.amwrro.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Marine-Wildlife-Research-Rescue-Organisation-Inc-AMWRRO-106408776102025
info@amwrro.org.au

Mosswood Wildlife
Koroit, Victoria, Australia
https://mosswoodwildlife.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=mosswood%20wildlife

Taronga Wildlife Hospital, Taronga Zoo
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
https://taronga.org.au/conservation-and-science/taronga-wildlife-hospitals
https://www.facebook.com/tarongazoo
tz@zoo.nsw.gov.au

Western Australian Seabird Rescue Group (WASR)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
https://wasr.org.au/
info@wasr.org.au

BRAZIL

Aquasis
Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
http://aquasis.org/
faleconosco@aquasis.org

Associação R3 Animal
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://en.r3animal.org/
https://www.facebook.com/associacaor3animal
contato@r3animal.org

Centro de Estudos Costeiros, Limnológicos e Marinhas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (CECLIMAR-UFRGS)
Imbé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
https://www.ufrgs.br/ceclimar/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/efurg
ceclimar@ufrgs.br

Centro de Recuperação de Animais Marinhos, Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande (CRAM-FURG)
Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
https://museu.furg.br/centros-associados/cram
https://www.facebook.com/mucinceclimar
estagiocram@furg.br

Instituto Argonauta
Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
https://institutoargonauta.org/
https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoArgonauta
contato@institutoargonauta.org.br

Instituto Australis
Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://baleiafranca.org.br/
https://www.facebook.com/BaleiaFrancaAustral
contato@institutoaustralis.org.br

Instituto Biopesca
Praia Grande, São Paulo, Brazil
http://www.biopesca.org.br/
https://www.facebook.com/institutobiopesca
contato@biopesca.org.br

Instituto Gremar
Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/institutogremar
contato@gremar.org.br

Instituto de Mamíferos Aquáticos (IMA)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
https://mamiferosaquaticos.org/
contatos@mamiferosaquaticos.org

Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM)
Cariacica, Espírito Santo, Brazil
https://ipram-es.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoIPRAM
contato@ipram-es.org.br

Instituto de Pesquisas de Cananéia (IPeC)
Cananéia, São Paulo, Brazil
https://ipecpesquisas.org.br/en/
https://www.facebook.com/ipecpesquisas?fref=ts
ipec@ipecpesquisas.org.br

Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal do Paraná (LEC-UFPR)
Pontal do Paraná, Paraná, Brazil
http://www.cem.ufpr.br/lec/
https://www.facebook.com/lecufpr
comunicalecufpr@gmail.com

Laboratório de Zoologia, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (LABZOO-UDESC)
Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil
https://www.udesc.br/ceres/labzoo/pmp-udesc
https://www.facebook.com/udesc
ceres@udesc.br

Projeto Cetáceos da Costa Branca, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Norte (PCCB-UERN)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
https://www.pccbuern.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pccbuern
pccbuerncontato@gmail.com

Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille)
São Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/pmp.univille/
pmp@univille.br

Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali)
Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://pmp.acad.univali.br/
meurh@univali.br

CHILE

Centro de Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Universidad Austral de Chile (CEREFAS-UACh)
Valdívia, Los Lagos, Chile
http://piafs.cl/cerefas/
cerefas@uach.cl

Centro de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Universidad de Antofagasta CEREFAS-UA)
Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/UACRRFS/

Centro de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Univesidad San Sebastián (CEREFAS-USS)
Concepción, Biobío, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/cerefasussconsepcion/
https://twitter.com/cerefas_uss_bio

Chiloé Silvestre
Ancud, Chiloé, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/chiloe.silvestre/
info@chiloesilvetsre.cl

Hospital Clínico Veterinario Viña del Mar, Universidad Santo Tomás (UST)
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile
http://www.hospitalesveterinarios.ust.cl/hospitales-por-sedes/vina-del-mar/
https://www.facebook.com/hcv.vina
hospitalveterinario@santotomas.cl

ECUADOR

Centro de Rehabilitación de Fauna Marina, Parque Nacional Machalilla (CRFM)
Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador
https://www.facebook.com/Centroderehabilitacionmarina/
juntosporlavidamarina@gmail.com

FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)*

Falklands Conservation
Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*
https://www.falklandsconservation.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FalklandsConservation
info@conservation.org.fk

MEXICO

Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C. (GECI)
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
https://www.islas.org.mx/
https://es-la.facebook.com/IslasGECI/
aves.marinas@islas.org.mx

Hospital de Aves de Ornato, Compañía y Silvestres, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, Mexico
http://www.fmvz.unam.mx/fmvz/servicios/s_aves.html
https://www.facebook.com/FMVZ.UNAM.Oficial

NEW ZEALAND

Dunedin Wildlife Hospital, University of Otago
Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
https://www.wildlifehospitaldunedin.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/Dunedinwildlifehospital
info@wildlifehospitaldunedin.org.nz

Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=kaikoura%20wildlife%20rescue

Kuaotuni Bird Rescue Trust
Wharekaho, North Island, New Zealand
https://www.kuaotunubirdrescue.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/Kuaotunu-Bird-Rescue-Trust-1469420776711117
kuabirdrescue@gmail.com

South Island Wildlife Hospital
Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand
https://www.wildlifehospital.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/wildlife.hospital.nz
admin@wildlifehospital.co.nz

The Nest Te Kōhanga Animal Hospital
Wellington Zoo, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
https://wellingtonzoo.com/conservation/saving-wildlife-in-the-nest-te-kohanga/
https://www.facebook.com/WgtnZoo
wellingtonzoo@wellingtonzoo.com

Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
http://www.wbrt.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonbirdrehabilitationtrust/
craig@duckman.co.nz

Wildbase, Massey University
Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand
http://wildbase.massey.ac.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/masseywildbase

Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of New Zealand (WReNNZ)
https://www.wrennz.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/WReNNZ

PERU

Grupo de Rescate de Animales Marinos, ConservAcción (GRAM - Trujillo)
Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
https://www.facebook.com/GRAMTRU
conservaccion.pe@gmail.com

Proyecto Golondrina de la Tempestad de Collar
Lima, Lima, Peru
https://www.facebook.com/ProyectoGolondrinaDeLaTempestadDeCollar
golondrinatempestad@gmail.com

SOUTH AFRICA

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), Dyer Island Conservation Trust
Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
https://dict.org.za/dict-projects/african-penguin-seabird-sanctuary/
https://www.facebook.com/apssZA
penguin@dict.org.za

Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre (SAPREC)
Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
https://www.saprec.org
https://www.facebook.com/SAPRECMB/
saprec@telkomsa.net

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)
Cape Town, Western Cape & Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
https://sanccob.co.za/
https://www.facebook.com/SANCCOBSavesSeabirds (Cape Town)
https://www.facebook.com/sanccobeasterncape (Port Elizabeth)
reception@sanccob.co.za (SANCCOB Cape Town) & info@sanccob.co.za (SANCCOB EC Port Elizabeth)

UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
United Kingdom
https://www.rspca.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/RSPCA-The-Royal-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-265070031183

URUGUAY

Sociedad para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad de Maldonado (SOCOBIOMA)
Maldonado, Uruguay
https://www.socobioma.org/
info@socobioma.org

SOS Fauna Marina
Maldonado, Uruguay
https://www.facebook.com/sos.faunamarina/
sosfaunamarina@gmail.com

USA

Alaska Sealife Center
Seward, Alaska, USA
https://www.alaskasealife.org
https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaSeaLifeCenter
media@alaskasealife.org

Hawaii Wildlife Center
Kapaau, Oahu, Hawaii
https://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org
info@hawaiiwildlifecenter.org

International Bird Rescue
Berkeley, Los Angeles & San Francisco, California, USA
https://www.bird-rescue.org
https://www.facebook.com/intlbirdrescue 13574
https://www.facebook.com/IntlBirdRescue.LA
https://www.facebook.com/International-Bird-Rescue-SF-Bay-Delta-Wildlife-Center-1756480158
Info@Bird-Rescue.org

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)
Eugene, Oregon, USA
https://theiwrc.org
https://www.facebook.com/theiwrc
office@theiwrc.org

Island Conservation
Midway Atoll (headquarters at Santa Cruz, California, USA)
http://www.islandconservation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/preventingextinctions
info@islandconservation.org

Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii, USA
https://www.mauinuiseabirds.org
https://www.facebook.com/mauinuiseabirds
mauinuiseabirds@gmail.com

Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), University of California Davis
Davis, California, USA
https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu
https://www.facebook.com/OiledWildlifeCareNetwork
owcn@ucdavis.edu

Save Our Shearwaters (SOS), Kauai Humane Society
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
https://saveourshearwaters.org
https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurShearwaters
sos@kauaihumane.org

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
Indian Shores, Florida, USA
https://seasideseabirdsanctuary.org
https://www.facebook.com/SeasideSeabird
info@seasideseabirdsanctuary.org

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
Newark, Delaware, USA
https://tristatebird.org
https://www.facebook.com/tristatebirdrescue

INTERNATIONAL

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)
https://theiwrc.org/
https://www.facebook.com/theiwrc
office@theiwrc.org

With thanks to Ralph Vanstreels (Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos, Espírito Santo, Brazil) & Federico Alfonso Méndez Sánchez (Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, Mexico) for information on Latin American wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals.

Posted 01 September 2020, last updated 13 September 2020

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.