Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

​​​The volume of wildlife injured or killed on Tasmanian roads has been estimated in the thousands per year. The Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Program, through the Wildlife Management Branch, DPIPWE arrange for wildlife that has been injured or orphaned to be placed with a registered Wildlife Care Volunteer for ongoing treatment and eventual release back into the wild.

The Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Program offers advice and technical support to a network of Wildlife Care Volunteers state wide. Volunteers involved with the program can take up various roles, including, full time hands-on caring, occasional care or involvement in other aspects of the program. For example, respite care, helping with pickups, vet runs or sewing pouches.

If you would like further information on how you could become involved, please contact the Wildlife Management Branch, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment.
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