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2021 Van Doninck Scholarship Open for Applications

June 15, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       [Eugene, Oregon] — Dr. Helene Marie Van Doninck, is remembered by friends and colleagues as a dedicated, passionate and determined veterinarian, and also as a positive and effective force on behalf of wildlife. She co-founded the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) outside Truro Nova Scotia in 2001. She worked tirelessly...

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2020 Annual Members Meeting

IWRC held our 2020 Annual Members Meeting Oct 17. A full recording of the meeting is available to members (log in). President Adam Grogan provided a brief presentation on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our other activities this year. Active committees, including Membership; Course Development; Executive; International; Finance; and Development, provided brief updates...

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Van Doninck Scholarship Open for Applications

June 15, 2020  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       [Eugene, Oregon] — Dr. Helene Marie Van Doninck, is remembered by friends and colleagues as a dedicated, passionate and determined veterinarian, and also as a positive and effective force on behalf of wildlife. She co-founded the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) outside Truro Nova Scotia in 2001. She worked tirelessly...

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IWRC + NWRA Statement on Wildlife Rehabilitation During COVID-19

June 8, 2020         JOINT STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       [Eugene, Oregon] — The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) and The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) find that taxa-specific protocols, based on scientific evidence and region-specific risk assessments, should serve as the basis for an informed approach to managing the risk of disease spread and...

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

We have them, we know them, we love them, and most of us even are them… Volunteers make up the lifeblood of our wildlife rehab operations. Without them? Well… we don’t even want to go there. They help us with anything and everything from cleaning to caring for our patients to medical procedures. They even help with...

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IWRC and NWRA Oppose Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

March 6, 2020         JOINT STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       [Eugene, Oregon] — The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) are writing to comment on the scope of Opinion M-37050 (M opinion) proposed by the DOI US Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service). The M opinion on the Migratory...

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IWRC works to support to wildlife carers affected by Australian bushfires

January 14, 2020         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         [Eugene, Oregon] — As animal lovers across the world collect veterinary supplies to send animal rescue organisations in Australia, the IWRC is working with Gather Voices and the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Council to collect messages of support for those working to rescue wild animals caught in the...

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IWRC Australia Letter Writing Campaign

The issue: As you may know, the wildfires in Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia have consumed large areas and devastated local wildlife populations in the millions — with estimates of the animal death toll at over a billion individuals. Wildlife rehabilitators are working tirelessly to triage, aid, and hopefully rehabilitate these animals. This...

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Spotlight on Aya Cockram

Aya joined the IWRC staff on December 2nd, 2019. You can find short bio’s on each of our staff members here! Q&A with Aya: Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. When I was twelve years old my neighbor rescued a baby squirrel from the jaws of her...

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2019 Board Updates

IWRC’s annual board and officer elections are complete. Breakdown of the results:   Member Election Results Jayanthi Kallam *new board member Pat Latas *new board member Dani Nicholson (reelected) Board Appointed Individuals Deborah Galle *new board member Kristen Heitman (reelected) Mandy Kamps (reelected) Ashraf NVK (reelected) Officer Positions Adam Grogan has moved from his previous post...