FOR Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (General (helps animals to survive…
FOR Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
The British Wildlife Centre Nature Reserve was an ambitious project transforming 20 acres of former agricultural grazing land into a wetland, woodland and grassland habitat. It has been carefully landscaped and planted to produce a mosaic of wildlife habitats and food for a huge variety of wild birds, mammals and invertebrates.
rehabilitation may be beneficial to endangered species that may need to go into a breeding programme
If an animal is only young and abandoned by its mother it can then be placed into a breeding programme.
Some times this can be the only option for an animal
Tens of thousands of new-born animals are left orphaned by cars each year or suffering from appalling injuries. Other threats include exposure to poisonous chemicals, entanglement in fencing and domestic waste such as plastic bags, hunting and injury or death from contact with agricultural or domestic machinery.
Permanent captivity can help reduce further injury to an animal
Display to the Public
Educational presentations for groups (children and adults) with and without live animals.
warn and educate the public of potential health risks to their pets that may come into contact with wildlife carrying diseases that are common to domestic and wildlife species.
Effects on Population Dynamics
The environment (in terms of climate, habitat and wild population, both same and different species) must offer the animal a reasonable chance of survival in terms of food availability, acceptable level of predation, minimal threat from human damage and territory.
Animals should be released as soon as possible.
A delay may be required due to inclement weather, temporary food shortage or excessive seasonal territoriality.
This requires accurate data on where the animal originated (e.g. grid reference, road name and house number, description in relation to landmarks).
When possible the release point should be one which can be kept under discrete observation and such observation should be undertaken following release.
Additionally, there may be an impact on one or more individuals of the local population in terms of competition when a rehabilitated animal is released other than back into its original territory.
Relocation of Species
The relocation of animals to make way for land development rarely succeeds and could be driving some species towards extinction. Animals released in a new territory lack the local knowledge to fit in with existing animal hierarchies. They risk fights with resident animals and exclusion from feeding areas and den sites.
As climate changes, many species will need to move to a different location in order to survive. For species that aren’t able to do this naturally, the only chance of survival is a helping hand through the use of translocations.
helps animals to survive an injury or disease with specialist treatment for orphaned, injured, or sick wild animals with the ultimate intention of releasing the animal back into its natural habitat.
helps injured and ill animals return to their ecosystems so that they can continue to play their roles.
wildlife rehabilitators will know when a disease outbreak happens
help to educate the public about our wildlife and what we can do to help protect them
Enhance public health and safety by removing diseased animals from personal property, getting wildlife out of the hands of untrained persons that may have good intentions, but that place themselves, their pets and wildlife in at risk of illness, injury and death.