This Agreement was last modified on June 11, 2014

By entering this site you agree to abide by WIRES Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics WIRES Code of Conduct . The WIRES Board and State Council is the peak governing body of the organisation and as such must ensure that the principles, values, standards or rules of behaviour that guide the decisions, procedures of the organisation are upheld and that these decisions contribute to the welfare of its stakeholders and that the rights of all constituents affected by its operations.

WIRES Policy 2.1 Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct was adopted on the 11th November 2006, adopted with amendments 13th December 2008.

Code of Ethics

Adopted by WIRES Inc. 1st September 2007

Based on the US National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association and International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Code of Ethics

A wildlife rehabilitator should strive to achieve high standards of care for native fauna throughknowledge and an understanding of the field. Continuing efforts must be made to keepinformed of current rehabilitation information, methods, and regulations.A wildlife rehabilitator should be responsible, conscientious, and dedicated, and shouldcontinuously work toward improving the quality of care given to native fauna undergoing rehabilitation

A wildlife rehabilitator must abide by local, state, and federal laws concerning wildlife, wildliferehabilitation and associated activities

A wildlife rehabilitator should establish and maintain safe working habits and conditions

A wildlife rehabilitator should acknowledge limitations and enlist the assistance of aveterinarian, or other trained professional when appropriate.

A wildlife rehabilitator should respect other rehabilitators and persons in related fields, sharingskills and knowledge in the spirit of cooperation for the welfare of native fauna.

A wildlife rehabilitator should place optimum animal care above personal gain.A wildlife rehabilitator should strive to provide professional and humane care in all phases ofwildlife rehabilitation, respecting the wildness and maintaining the dignity of each animal in lifeand in death.

Releasable native fauna should be maintained in a wild condition and releasedas soon as appropriate.

Non-releasable animals, which are inappropriate for education, foster parenting,or captive breeding have a right to euthanasia.

A wildlife rehabilitator should encourage community support and involvement through volunteertraining and public education.

The common goal should be to promote a responsible concern for living beings and the welfare of the environment.

A wildlife rehabilitator should work on the basis of sound ecological principles, incorporating appropriate conservation ethics and an attitude of stewardship. In particular, there must be afocus on the preservation of habitat for native fauna.

A wildlife rehabilitator should conduct all business and activities in a professional manner, withhonesty, integrity, compassion, and commitment, realizing that an individual's conduct reflects on the entire field of wildlife rehabilitation.

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