PAWS Academy Wildlife Seminars

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Welcome to the PAWS Academy Wildlife Seminars

A series of formal educational presentations focused on the professional field of wildlife rehabilitation.

As defined by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA), wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and temporary care of injured, diseased, and displaced indigenous wildlife and the subsequent return of healthy animals to appropriate habitats in the wild. Since the early 1980s, these practices have advanced to a worldwide collaboration between people of diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise sharing a common goal of helping animals and relieving pain and suffering.

In this series, we cover the principles, philosophy, and ethics of wildlife rehabilitation; the extraordinary medical care that goes into treating a wild animal and returning it to its natural habitat; and the everyday person’s role in ensuring the conservation and well-being of wild animals. Wildlife rehabilitation would not be what it is today without the many dedicated volunteers, students, and members of the general public who share the same level of concern for wild animal welfare. 

Every year, thousands of orphaned wild animals are brought to PAWS, most of which became separated from their parents as a result of domestic animal attacks, vehicular collisions, kidnapping, and a variety of other human-related circumstances. Human-wildlife conflicts like these are especially common following annual spring nesting when infant animals begin to explore their habitat and often find themselves in precarious situations. If you have ever found an injured or orphaned wild animal and wondered what you can do to help, we invite you to come learn about juvenile animal behavior, when to intervene, and when and how renesting may be appropriate by joining us for the first of our PAWS Academy Wildlife Seminars: Reunited, and it feels so good! on March 31, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. held at the Lynnwood Public Library.

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