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Wildlife Rehabilitation Resources

All new rehabilitators should purchase the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation as a study guide for Connecticut's rehabilitation exam and as a future reference for all of your wildlife rehabilitation questions. In addition you may wish to purchase the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Study Guide and Booklet or the Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Study Guide and Examination Booklet to help you prepare for the Connecticut Rehabilitator's Examination.

Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
2625 Clearwater Rd, Suite 110
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Telephone: 320-230-9920
www.nwrawildlife.org
nwra@nwrawildlife.org

New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Study Guide and Booklet
New York Department of Environmental
Conservation Special Licenses Unit
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-4752
Telephone: 518-402-8985
https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/rehabstudyguide.pdf

Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Study Guide and Examination Booklet
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Populations and Research Unit
Box 7
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: 651-296-6157 or (888) MIN-NDNR
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/nongame/rehabilitation/studyguide.html


Some of the best sources of information on wildlife rehabilitation are from special reprint articles, newsletters, and proceedings published by rehabilitation organizations. The organizations listed below are only a few of those offering such materials.

Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (CWRA)
PO Box 3643
Amity Station, New Haven, CT 06525
(Newsletter, seminars, rehab info)
https://cwrawildlife.org/
Contact Laura Simon, President

National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association
14 N. 7th Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Telephone: 320-259-4086
www.nwrawildlife.org
(Newsletter, annual symposium proceedings)

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
P.O. Box 3007
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
www.iwrc-online.org
(Reprints, quarterly journal)

How to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Content last updated in June 2021.