[MARMAM] Request for assistance: A global review of Stranding Guidelines, Policies and Legislation

Scott Taylor dolphin at dolphintale.com
Sat Jun 17 20:54:35 PDT 2017

Hello MARMAM colleagues:
I am conducting research for a marine animal rescue organisation. I am preparing a report focused on National regulations, legislation, and operational guidelines regarding the rescue and rehabilitation of marine animals, with a special focus on marine mammals.

Can you direct me to relevant publications describing regulations and guidelines regarding these issues?
I have searched a variety of websites and found various documents but few seem relevant.
The intersection between wildlife protection, stranding recording organisations, activism’s concerns, and scientific research, effectively buries what I am seeking. I am looking for ways to get beneath a lot of obscuring general and/or highly specific information.

Our interest is regarding the legalities, requirements, and standards relative to live standings, their care, rehabilitation, and release particularly, but includes policies and guidelines regarding euthanasia, necropsies, and data retention and reporting.

Any help you can give is very much appreciated.
If you have any questions about this project, or how you might assist our research, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Kind regards,

Dr. C. Scott Taylor
Exec. Dir. Cetacean Studies Institute

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