WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COURSE
15th – 21st August 2018.
The intensive 7-day programme consists of a wide variety of lectures, practical assignments, and hands-on rehabilitation techniques, as well as a field excursion to one of our release sites.
General: Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and the work of the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, including the role of law enforcement and wildlife advocacy in mitigating wildlife trade problems
Rehabilitation Techniques: Intake and stabilization, principles of good orphan care, resocialisation techniques, enclosure requirements and assessment, the role/ importance of good nutrition in rehabilitation, and feeding techniques
Animal Behaviour: Introduction to animal behaviour, animal welfare considerations in rehabilitation, animal monitoring, behavioural observations, and behavioural enrichment
Veterinary Care: Zoonoses, personal hygiene and safety, preventative medicine, parasitology and fecal examination, primate diseases, medicating wildlife, animal capture and restraint, animal health checks, body condition score
Wildlife Release: Criteria for responsible release, release techniques, habitat survey, animal tracking and population surveys
WHO CAN APPLY
£800. Note that discounts can be applied when incorporated into a volunteer placement.