Mission: Provide education, training, and resources to those in the profession of wildlife rehabilitation, including environmental education and wildlife medicine.
Programs: Annual symposium(see schedule o)
educational publications, website, courses, and training materials(see schedule o)
membership benefits(see schedule o)
grants, scholarships, and professional recognition awardsas the leader in our field, nwra provides financial support and deserved recognition to those dedicated to quality wildlife care, treatment, and release; recipients need not be nwra members. Grants: two grants were awarded in 2017 to support worthy projects. The nwra grant program is unique in annually awarding small grants specifically to those who work with wildlife. Recipients present results of their work through nwra publications or presentations at annual symposia. Since 1984, nwra has provided $118,862 for studies to improve the field and care of wildlife. A list of recipients is posted at www. Nwrawildlife. Org. Scholarships: nwra is pleased to use donor contributions for scholarships, with 12 scholarships totaling $8847 awarded in 2017. Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,750, assist with attending the annual symposium, purchasing resource materials, and building or renovating caging used for rehabilitating wildlife. Since 1993, nwra has awarded 157 scholarships totaling $86,255; a list of recipients for each scholarship is posted at www. Nwrawildlife. Org. Professional recognition awards: nwra recognizes meaningful advances in the field through the lifetime achievement, significant achievement, and marlys bulander working together for wildlife awards. Those working in the field are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals annually. One individual received the lifetime achievement award and one individual received the board of directors award in 2017. Since 1984, nwra has honored more than 61 outstanding individuals and 5 organizations that made major advances in our field for the benefit of many rehabilitators and countless wild animals. A list of recipients for each award is posted at www. Nwrawildlife. Org.