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NOWRT Exercises

NOWRT is the acronym for the National Oiled Wildlife Response Team.

This includes the Oil Response team at Wildbase, as well as selected wildlife experts and regional representatives from all over New Zealand. Each of New Zealand’s regional councils is required to exercise their oil spill response capabilities annually.  A wildlife component is often included in these exercises.

Below are some articles reflecting the NOWRT involvement in regional and national oil spill exercises.