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Threatened & Endangered Certification for PA Wildlife Rehabilitators

Overview:

Pennsylvania Game Commission permits for wildlife rehabilitators include two additional authorizations for certain classes of animals: rabies vector species (RVS) and threatened and endangered (T&E) species.

This class is intended to deliver the knowledge necessary for a general wildlife rehabilitation permittee to be authorized to receive, treat and rehabilitate threatened and endangered species in Pennsylvania. Upon successful completion, a general permit wildlife rehabilitator can apply for T&E certification to added to their permit class.

Objective:

Since general class rehabilitators already possess basic skills in stabilization, medical care, diet, rehabilitation and release of distressed wildlife, this program is geared to understanding those aspects directly associated with receiving animals considered of special interest and listed as threatened and endangered in the Commonwealth.

Any rehabilitator can receive all wildlife species (even those outside of their permit class (mammal, non-raptor, raptor)). It is prudent for all rehabilitators seeking T/E authorization to be able to identify and give emergency care to all special listed species, even those outside of their permit class, so all species are covered in this course.

The information presented is also valuable to novice rehabilitator permittees, sub-permittees, capture and transport permittees and volunteers.

INCLUDES 43 PAGE QUICK GUIDE

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course for six training hours.

 


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $59.99

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Red Creek wildlife Center “Series Students” may enroll for free by LOGGING INTO THEIR ACCOUNT HERE.

Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls

The information and emergency phone line 
is THE most important step in the wildlife rehabilitation process. 

When a person calls a wildlife center with an injured, orphaned or sick wild animal, the ensuing conversation may be THE MOST IMPORTANT conversation in that animal’s life.

The decisions made by the finder will have an immense impact on its future.

In wildlife rehabilitation, much emphasis is placed on techniques, diet and housing (and rightfully so), BUT having the right information during THE BEGINNING of the process is a CRITICAL STEP in the rehabilitation of that animal.

IT IS THAT IMPORTANT!

The volunteer who answers the phone is  an important link between the wildlife center, the finder and the animal. For the organization: you are THE representative that will leave a lasting first impression on the person calling. To the finder, you are their salvation from a very emotional situation.

For the animal, YOU are their lifeline to any chance of living a natural life.

Course Information:

This self-paced. non-accredited course will prepare the wildlife rehabilitation volunteer to answer emergency calls pertaining to injured, orphaned and foundling wild animals.

This course includes:

  • Identifying Wildlife over the phone
  • Wildlife Education and Identification Resources
  • Wildlife Emergencies – Adult Animals
  • Abnormal Behavior / Rabies
  • Wildlife Emergencies – Baby Animals
  • Entrapment
  • Safety
  • Dealing with the Public
  • Verbal Judo and Personality Types
  • Wildlife Tips

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course
for six training hours.

 


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $29.99

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE