NSW Rehabilitation Capacity Building Project
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
WIRES is undergoing a comprehensive review of wildlife rehabilitation facilities across NSW. This will lead into the biggest rehabilitation capacity building project ever undertaken by the organisation.
A newly employed Rehabilitation Facilities Projects Co-ordinator will oversee the project liaising with Species Teams, all 28 WIRES branches and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The project will include:
- Mapping existing facilities to determine current capacity
- Analysis of rescue stats to understand regional needs to date and trends
- Analysis of availability of trained volunteers by species in each region
- Consulting with Species Teams to review NSW needs, gaps and requirements for optimal capacity and best practice care
- Consulting Branches to understand local needs, gaps and requirements for optimal capacity
- Liaising with NPWS to review rehabilitation capacity gaps and requirements across all species
- Prioritising project and overseeing project budgets and completion targets
- Ensuring appropriate processes are in place for the ongoing management and maintenance of all facilities