A wildlife recovery centre (WRCW) is where wildlife that is injured, orphaned or in need of help is brought. The main objective of the CRFS is the prompt recuperation and subsequent release of the animals, as well as providing advice to the public on problems relating to wildlife.
CRFS also provides the following services: environmental education, research, health studies, participation in conservation programmes, database maintenance, maintenance and conservation of biological samples, forensic reports, chain of custody of samples involved in judicial processes, among others.
The CRFS has specialised staff (veterinarians, biologists and technicians) who will ensure the care and recovery of animals from the moment they arrive. It has facilities suitable for each species and for each step of the recovery process (kitchen, cages, laboratory, medical area and administration). The aim is to ensure a successful recovery and re-adaptation to the natural environment.
The CRFS maintain strict regulations for the handling, keeping and transfer of wild species, always under the management and supervision of the appropriate institutions.
All animals that are released are identified for monitoring and to observe the effectiveness of the recovery if they are recaptured: birds have official, readable rings: mammals have microchips: and photo-identification is used for reptiles.
Admission of injured animals
Rehabilitation and muscle training
COFIB comprises several departments, each with a specific function.