Standards in Wildlife Rehabilitation
The US National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA) and The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) have jointly published the industry standard in rehabilitation management since 1989. In 2021 we transitioned from Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation to the more apt Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation pertains to all who rehabilitate wildlife, regardless of numbers and species of wildlife cared for, budget size, number of paid or volunteer staff, or size and location of activity. Regulatory and species information is specific to the United States and Canada, welfare implications are applicable globally. The intent is not to exclude, but to include and encourage rehabilitators as they strive to improve.
All current members can read the book from their respective organization(s) at anytime for no charge, so long as they have an internet connection.
The book is available for purchase in print ($40) and e-book ($35) or as a bundle ($60) from both IWRC and NWRA.