Media release – Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, 14 January 2022

Feedback sought on Draft Wildlife Rehabilitation Strategy

Public consultation has begun on the Draft Wildlife Rehabilitation Strategy, which aims to build a strong foundation for wildlife rehabilitation in Tasmania.

The Draft Wildlife Rehabilitation Strategy has been developed by a Coordinating Body which comprises members of the wildlife rehabilitation sector.

This is a community-led initiative supported by the Department.

The Coordinating Body undertook extensive consultation with wildlife rehabilitation sector representatives last year, including an online survey and a series of workshops across the state, to agree guiding principles.

Information and feedback provided through the consultation process was used to develop the Draft Strategy. Information received through the survey and workshops, and the Draft Strategy, is available on the Department’s website www.nre.tas.gov.au

Feedback on the Draft Strategy is open until 31 January 2022.

Community-based wildlife rehabilitators play an important role, and voluntarily dedicate significant time and resources to provide Tasmania’s injured and orphaned wildlife with a chance to return to the wild.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer rehabilitator of injured and orphaned wildlife, please contact the Department for more information on 6165 4305.