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Wildlife Rescue Internship Project, Canada

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested

For the last 30 years, this Wildlife Rescue Centre has been a part of the Greater British Columbia community serving its people and its wildlife through education and rehabilitation.

This is the only facility in British Columbia specialising in the care of mammals and one of only three bear rehabilitation facilities in the province.

The project has helped a huge amount of injured and orphaned animals, saving over 50,000 individuals over 30 years of work!

There were more than 1700 animals admitted to the rehabilitation centre last year and during the baby season, the project gets up to 100 calls a day regarding injured or orphaned animals. The project is principally volunteer-driven and depends solely on the support of the public to further their success.

In addition to rehabilitation, this project is involved in community-based education programmes at primary levels. They work to educate the public through involvement in civic groups, seniors homes and assist other wildlife management organisations.

Interns are needed all year round as injured and orphaned animals are coming into the project all the time.

The project is very busy from mid-March to September during the "baby" season where orphaned animals are brought in to be hand-raised and released back into the wild. Spring, summer and early fall (autumn) bring the majority of the project’s admissions.

Winter is spent caring for the animals that were too small to release in the fall and for the adults that were injured that need to be cared for, over the winter.

Activities interns will be involved with:
  • Animal feeding and water provision
  • Animal enrichment activities
  • Community engagement sessions e.g. school trip educational talks
  • Enclosure care and maintenance
  • Animal releases



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About WorkingAbroad Projects

Location:

The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3ND, GB

Mission Statement

Offering the ability to take action for nature and society

Description

WorkingAbroad Projects is a not-for-profit company, established in March 2002, in order to provide small scale organisations with need-based support from volunteers. The main areas of focus are wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental education and management, permaculture and organic agriculture and cultural development. We run projects in various countries around the world.

Animals
Environment

WHEN

Thu Oct 07, 2021 - Wed Jan 05, 2022

WHERE

British ColombiaLangley, Canada

(49.10418,-122.66035)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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