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Responsible tourism: Animal rehabilitation project in Perth, Australia
The Centre is a volunteer non-profit organisation set up in 1989 and is run by a registered CALM wildlife carer. In November 1998, land adjacent to the project was leased and developed to provide a natural setting for the treatment and rehabilitation of all types of animals, birds and reptiles, either brought to the centre or collected by a centre volunteer.
It is also an ideal location to release many of the animals when fully recovered. Many of the animals are injured while others are sick, distressed or exhausted (particularly big sea birds such as giant petrels blown off course by storms).
The aim of of the Centre is to rehabilitate sick, injured or orphaned wild life back into their natural environment as soon as possible. Unfortunately some of the animals cannot be returned to the wild because of their injuries. In these cases, they are retained for educational purposes and for breeding. Some of these animals also become foster parents to young injured animals.
The Centre is unfunded and relies on donations and a small core of dedicated volunteers. There is little funding available for the care of wildlife, but food and medication still has to be supplied. The Centre works in conjunction with local vets, rangers, CALM, RSPCA, and a University Vet School.
The Centre is unfunded and relies on donations and a small core of dedicated volunteers. There is little funding available for the care of wildlife, but food and medication still has to be supplied. The Centre works in conjunction with local vets, rangers, CALM, the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a University Vet School. Your involvement not only provides your physical help but investment in the project and local economy.
All participants are screened to ensure that they are right for the project by way of a letter of motivation and phone interview. This ensures that the project receives the best possible support. Comprehensive information relating to the project, location and community is provided well in advance, not only for your benefit – but for the benefit of the hosting community, to make sure you understand the environment and fit straight in.
This is a mutually rewarding project for both participant and the project itself.