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WI is two sites in one. On the left is the Public section - for those wihing to resolve wildlife issues, or just interested in finding out more.

On the right is a very extensive, full-featured site for wildlife rehabilitators.


The purpose of Wildlife International is threefold:

  1. to provide information to the general public and those interested in finding out more about wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation. To provide people unfamiliar with wildlife rehabilitation support services should there be an emergency that requires a wildlife agency or rehabilitation organization.
  2. to provide general interest information, WI site support information and IWRC contact information. To provide rehabilitation groups with a forum for getting information on interesting and/or fundraising events out to those who may be interested.
  3. to provide resources to wildlife rehabilitators.

Select a category below, or just scroll through the whole list (it's a very long list!) Click on the Theme links to find out about the animal that was selected for each theme.

Emergency Agencies Wildlife & You Wild Places
Birding Ecotourism Pet Lovers Just For Kids
Sponsorship Events Shopping  
Permits Administration Education Resources
Wildlife Care Supplies Environment Wildlife Vet
Related Fields IWRC Hotline Conferences Notices

 

 Public

This area of the site is aimed at those who are either interested in finding out more about wildlife and the environment, or who have had an encounter with wildlife and need to find out more. It will also be helpful to people who have found an injured animal, or who have witnessed what they believe may have been an infraction of wildlife law.


Emergency: This section is the very first link on Wildlife International, and it is intended for people who have a human/wildlife conflict, have witnessed or suspected a wildlife infraction, or who have an injured or orphaned animal requiring professional care.

In the main section of the page Help files cover Animal in Crisis, Illegal Activity, Environmental Hazard, and Conflict/Nuisance. These Help sections will help determine whether there is in fact a crisis that needs immediate attention.

On the left navigation bar, Frequently Asked Questions on Rehabilitation, Wildlife Solutions and General Wildlife answer close to 300 of the most commonly-asked questions. Both Help and FAQ sections link to Agency and Rehabilitator search databases as necessary, to assist you in finding help in your province/state or country. Emergency Theme .


Agencies: Information about state/provincial, federal and international wildlife agencies. It covers many of the laws and treaties governing wildlife, wildlife crime, wildlife careers and includes a book section on wildlife agencies. Perhaps the most important feature of this section is the searchable database of more than 200 agencies worldwide. Agency Theme


Wildlife and You: Interacting with wildlife in your day-to-day life. Covers attracting wildlife to your backyard, conflict solutions, safety, organizations, and a book section. Wildlife and You Theme


Wild Places: As our populations expand, wild places become harder to find, and as we urbanize we get further away from them - physically and psychologically. This section covers biodiversity and ecosystems, has a book section, and a searchable database of wildlife refuges. Wild Places Theme


Birding: Fortunately, this is one of our most popular pastimes. There are wonderful birding resources on the Internet, and this section points you toward some of the best. We talk about benefits of birding, rare bird alerts, identification aids, birding organizations, favoured sites, birding gear, and we also have an extensive book section. Birding Theme


Ecotourism: Ecotourism was offered as a possible solution to many of the problems with endangered species. Although the phenomenon did not quite live up to the promise, ecotourism has proven value, and has helped bring species back from the brink. Sections include choosing ecotours, success stories, eco-news and a book section. Ecotourism Theme


Pet Lovers: The lore of pets is closely tied to the lore of wildlife. People who truly enjoy their pets probably also enjoy wildlife. We look at some of the issues: choosing a pet, supplies, breed rescue and animal shelters, pet health, wildlife issues and a book section. Pet Lovers Theme


Just For Kids: Our consuming society will leave our children and grandchildren with an enormous responsibility. It is critical that we get kids interested in wildlife, and that they learn to see it not as something alien, but as part of who they are, and part of what defines our own species. We point kids at excellent resources, including kidsites, kid-zines, wildlife jobs and interesting books. We also provide a homework wizard, and some ideas on how to save the planet. Just For Kids Theme

 General

A very generic section where we pick up all the things we didn't get elsewhere! General Theme


Sponsorship: In spite of the fact that many of the chores on the site are automated, it will still require a lot of maintenance to keep it dynamic and timely. We need your help to do that.


Events: Although perhaps misplaced in this General section, we didn't want to leave the impression that this feature was strictly for rehabilitators. This extensive section is for wildlife rehabilitators, rehabiltation centres, and wildlife-related organizations and agencies to provide information on upcoming events, like conferences, symposiums, training, seminars, meetings, social events and presentations.


Shopping: This feature will pull together many of the features from other parts of the site, as well as provide additional features. We provide many types of environmentally friendly product links, and an extensive literature database. We also provide shopping links to products that are sold strictly for the purpose of raising money for wildlife and wildlife care.

 Rehabilitation

This is by far the most extensive section of our site, and in fact is a whole web site onto itself. We hope it will become the primary Internet resource for wildlife professionals. All sections of the site have been carefully reviewed for accuracy, and represent the current state of knowledge about wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Theme


Permits: Most countries protect wildlife, and only allow interaction with wildife under certain conditions, and only under permit or licence. We explore some of the issues.


Administration: An extensive section covering every aspect of wildlife rehabilitation administration - for backyard rehabilitators or large centres. Everything from hiring a director to the various type of fundraising is covered. This is a very valuable section, and it points the reader at some important and informative resources.


Education: Training, internships and exchange programs that are available to wildlife professionals, or those seeking to become so.


Resources: An extensive section covering journal, magazine, newsletter and website resources in 10 of the most important wildlife rehabilitation and education areas.


Wildlife Care: This is the core of our web site! There are literally hundreds of static and dynamic pages on Zoonoses, Medical Care, Care & Feeding, Caging & Housing, Identification, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology & Behaviour, Capture & Restraint, Release and Long Term Care, Education Animals.


Supplies: At site-startup, our supplies database contained 160 entries, and we had 100 entries in our supplier database. Topics covered include Caging and Housing, Capture Equipment, Foods & Feeding Implements, Incubators, Lights, Manuals, Medical Supplies, Microscopes & Accessories, Optical Supplies, Scales and Vitamins & Supplements.
Environment: A wildlife rehabilitator must be familiar with the natural environment of the animals in care. Releasing an animal into the wrong environment can be disasterous. Topics include Biodiversity, Global Warming, Habitat, Spill/Disaster Response, Pesticides and Pollution.


Wildlife Vet: Wildlife veterinary medicine is a growing field. We provide current resource sources in the areas of general information, organizations, literature, textbooks, and training and internship opportunities.


Related Fields: We explore the wildlife-related fields of botany, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology and zoology.


IWRC Hotline: We discuss the IWRC Online Hotline, a resource for wildlife rehabilitators, and we list the different hotline teams.


Conferences: A list of some of the more important wildlife conferences.


Notices: This section will alert rehabilitators to changes in commercial formulae, calls for assistance in wildlife emergencies, and other important notices to the wildlife community. If everything is going well with the world, this section will usually be empty!