To rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey and to provide environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things.
The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1983 for the purpose of rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned birds of prey in West Virginia. Every year the WVRRC cares for more than sixty birds of prey that have been injured by collisions with vehicles, shot or otherwise injured illegally, or orphaned by storms or encroachment. Treatment and rehabilitation for many of these birds of prey often takes weeks or even months. In addition to rehabilitating eagles, owls, hawks and other raptors, the WVRRC also conducts education classes to more than 10,000 people annually.