Wildlife Week on March, 2018: Which week is known as wildlife week?
Wildlife Week 2018. Nebraska Wildlife Federation - Wildlife Week 2009 2009 Wildlife Week Poster
In Britain: NATIONAL WILDLIFE WEEK
31st May to 21st June 2008
In Canada it was: Celebrate National Wildlife Week!
April 8 to 14, 2007
National Wildlife Week (NWW) was proclaimed by an Act of Parliament in 1947. It takes place each year in the week surrounding April 10, the birth date of Jack Miner — a late-great pioneer of Canada’s conservation movement. NWW is more than a memorial to just one man and his work. It is time to pay tribute to our country’s natural heritage and to actively contribute to the conservation of wildlife through school and public education programs nationwide. Each year CWF selects a wildlife-related theme and develops education and awareness materials for educators and the public. A different conservation theme is addressed every year, such as water resources, community action, biodiversity, sustainability, shoreline habitat, or endangered species recovery. Find out more about this year’s theme.
In the US: Third Saturday in April (April 21) - Earth Day/National Wildlife Week
When is wildlife week celebrated in India?
Wildlife Week is celebrated in India from October 2 to 8
Do I need to do a vet course to become a wildlife rescuer?
My husband and I are Wildlife Rescuers and here's all the info:
1. Wildlife Rescue work is UNPAID and VOLUNTARY in other words its not a career,
we both work full time jobs and do wildlife rescuing and caring after work during the week and on weekends.
2. To become a wildlife rescuer in most organisations you need to be 18 or over and you do a 2-3 day course with your local wildlife group (for example the NATF, WIRES, WILDLIFE VICTORIA, etc) and then you obtain a licence which allows you to handle and care for native animals.
3. After you obtain your licence you will usually be given a mentor or someone to call to help you out with your first few rescues.
4. At NO POINT IN TIME EVER do you do operations or surgery, all injured wildlife is taken to the vet who either treats the animal or if it is something like medication they will give it to you to medicate the animal with.
5. I have done a Vet Nursing course and the info they teach you on native animals is very very basic. The only way to get training with native animals as a vet nurse is to either become a Wildlife Rescuer/Carer in your spare time or be a vet nurse at a wildlife park or a zoo.
6.You don't need a degree or diploma or anything to do Wildlife Rescuing - only that 2/3 day intro course that I mentioned. However all the organisations run training days that it is recommended you attend to get more in depth info on each of the animals, so throughout the year you might do a 2 day course on treating burns in bushfire victim wildlife or a 2 day course on how to treat birds that have been stuck in an Oil Slick or a 2day course on Possums or Echidnas or Gliders...etc, etc, etc...
6. The TV shows you see with animals being rescued are misleading - the people rescuing on those shows are usually rangers, vet nurses or vets (Bondi Vet, RSPCA Rescue, Zoo Days) so they can do operations and surgery. Wildlife Rescuers and Carers don't. Our job is to pick up injured or orphaned wildlife assess it, take it to a vet who will assess it further, than take it home to rehabilitate it.
7. In case she was wondering, no, we are not allowed to keep any of the animals, even those that are too injured to be taken back to the wild. Those that are beyond help are taken to the vet to be euthanased. Can your friend handle the responsibility of a decision like that?
8. WIldlife Rescuing can be very rewarding and you do see alot of cute and beautiful animals
here are some of the animals I have rescued:
...on the other hand one of my first rescues was scraping a possum off the road that was missing half its head and then cutting open its pouch to rescue the babies inside. I had to do it as that one left my husband dry heaving from the gore. So yeah, you do deal with blood and guts and gore, but you don't TREAT it if you know what I mean?
You pick up the poor little animals with broken bones sticking out of skin, the roos jumping around with an arrow through their neck, the little possums with their bellies sliced open and then you take them to the vet to be stitched up.
Then when all thats been done by the vet has been done you take them home to help them recuperate and continue with their treatment. This may involve changing bandaging and giving specified medication from the vet. We are not allowed and never do any vet work.
Hope that helps!
In short, no she doesn't need a degree, only a 2/3 day course, yes she will have blood and gore, no she will never (and will be in big trouble is she does) do any surgery or operations on wildlife (unless she happens to be a vet).
It is extremely rewarding and we love it, but you do need a strong stomach, VERY GOOD people skills and a real passion for what you are doing... let us know what happens! :)