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There is a lot of information on wildlife care on the Internet. How much of it is correct? How much of it is harmful?

The Wildlife International technical writing team took 16 months to sort the bad from the good, and WI presents you with the best information available.

WI was developed to serve as a centralized information resource, and to connect international rehabilitators for the purposes of networking and information sharing. It was also designed to link members of the public who have found an injured or orphaned wild animal with an experienced, authorized rehabilitator.

It is felt by the Humane Society of the United States, IWRC and partners in rehabilitation that international wildlife rehabilitators require access to reliable and correct information on the internet. At present, numerous websites offer rehabilitation and animal care information ranging from very poor to excellent. Individuals can and do find this information readily, often without the ability to discriminate between good information and bad.

As a result of questionable websites that offer poor information, non-rehabilitators are attempting to care for injured and/or orphaned wildlife or keeping them as pets.

Non-affiliated rehabilitators are finding questionable information rather than networking with peers.

Animals are receiving inadequate care and are suffering or dying.

By pointing to existing reliable information, by educating the public and non-affiliated rehabilitators on the legalities, ethics, responsibilities and difficulties of wildlife care, and by encouraging people to turn wildlife over to permitted and trained rehabilitators, we hope to mitigate some of these problems. Wildlife International also offers opportunity to educate both public and rehabilitators on the importance of conservation through rehabilitation, and explores the many problems faced by wildlife today.