Support of Rescue Centers

Rescue Centers

Rehabilitation and release of endangered wildlife at rescue centers in NW Panay:
confiscated / donated birds and other endangered wildlife are rehabilitated till being able to fend for themselves when released

Rehabilitation and release of endangered wildlife at rescue centers in NW Panay: confiscated / donated birds and other endangered wildlife are rehabilitated till being able to fend for themselves when released

ObjectiveS:

One of our most obvious activities is the rehabilitation and release of endangered wildlife at rescue centers in NW Panay: confiscated / donated birds of endangered species and other wildlife are rehabilitated till being able to fend for themselves when released. The two main purposes are to strengthen the population of a species in the wild and to make people aware of both the inherent (aesthetic, monetary) value of each single individual and of the ecological role of a species. Hornbills, for example, are seed dispersal agents in a healthy ecosystem.

Our activities to achieve objectiveS:

The animals admitted to any one of two rescue centers are health checked, treated professionally if necessary by a vet (DVM), fed adequately and kept as long as necessary until they attain top shape in terms of plumage, health (pre-release health check) and locomotor abilities. Then they are released back into the wild. Hornbills pass through a reha station in the upland forest to accustom to their natural forest environment, larger raptors exercise sustained power flight in large aviaries prior to release from a lowland station.

Average duration of project:

The facilities need to be maintained permanently.

Average cost per project:

The costs for one hornbill, for example, average around 200 US$ annually. This includes food, medicine, caretaking, and health monitoring.