Torrance, CA—Pelican Products recently joined representatives of the International Bird Rescue (IBR) to release a Brown Pelican into its natural habitat. The Brown Pelican was found in late June with nearly fatal damage to her mandible.
“It was an honor to be involved with this release and witness to the expert care provided by the International Bird Rescue team,” said Phil Gyori, chief executive officer of Pelican. “Our ongoing partnership with IBR reflects our commitment to fostering relationships with organizations that protect our planet and that connect with the customers we serve.” Pelican Products manufactures protective cases and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Brown Pelican’s recovery was nothing short of remarkable, given her care journey. She required extensive care by IBR veterinarians, including two surgical procedures. Yet in just seven weeks, the pelican was healthy and ready for release.
Pelican and International Bird Rescue
IBR began in 1971 when 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the San Francisco Bay; concerned individuals, led by a registered nurse, rescued and rehabilitated 300 water birds. Subsequently, the organization continues to set standards of care for oiled water birds.
In addition, it partners to create global response teams and conduct research that improves wildlife crisis response. Moreover, IBR treats approximately 4,500 wildlife annually; it has responded to more than 230 spills across six continents with the support of 31,000 volunteers.
Pelican Products is a longtime supporter of IBR. It also previously helped release 14 rehabilitated Brown Pelicans. For more information about Pelican’s community engagement as well as sustainability efforts, visit www.pelican.com.