Humans have probably always cared for orphaned and wounded wildlife,
but wildlife rehabilitation as a discipline arose only in the last
What began as a scattering of individuals who drew together to
share information and resources has developed into a vibrant international
community. Independent rehabilitators, groups, organizations, centres
and hospitals can be found the world over.
Wildlife rehabilitation involves the treatment and care of injured
wildlife and the nurturing and care of orphaned young. Its objective
is to release animals back to their natural habitats without taming
or habituating them, so that they may live out their lives and contribute
to the continuation of their species.
Select one of the topics on the left to find out more about wildlife
Wildlife Rehabilitators Database and Survey
We invite all wildlife rehabilitators to participate in Wildlife
International. The international community will benefit if we can
network, share information and, when necessary, unite in a single
voice to speak for and better serve the wildlife in our care.
If you are a rehabilitator or center authorized
by the responsible government agency in your country to capture,
treat and care for wildlife in need, and if you would like to be
listed as an emergency contact for members of the public who have
found an animal, please enter your information by clicking the link
below. You will be listed on the 'find a rehabilitator' section
of the Wildlife Emergency page.
We have a survey that is designed to collect information on rehabilitators
and rehabilitation centres. We will use this information to forward
the cause of wildlife rehabilitation. If you haven't filled the
form out already, please consider it now.
Thank you for your cooperation.