Wolf Haven International

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

This 3-day Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization course (Oct. 28 - 30, 2014), taught by Dr. Mark Johnson, focuses on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

This course is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals, federal, state and tribal wildlife personnel; zoo and sanctuary employees and volunteers; animal control officers; and university students. Course includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion.




Note: On Monday, October 27, we are offering a free workshop on ethical and humane cougar and wolf trapping methods for research and management projects.  We hope you can take advantage of the opportunity to work with two experts in their fields who practice humane methods of animal capture.  The workshops will be held at Wolf Haven International.

More Information:
For information, availability and registration, contact Linda Saunders, Director of Conservation, at 360.264.4695 x216 or email lsaunders@wolfhaven.org. Please complete the REGISTRATION and return by email, snail mail or fax to Linda Saunders at 3111 Offut Lake Rd., Tenino, WA 98589 or 360.264.4639. Payment options include check, credit card, by phone, purchase order, and may also be made ONLINE. Cost is $625 if registered by Oct. 1; $650 after that date.

Course content includes:

* Five-step preparation for field operations
* Legal responsibilities
* Professionalism
* Drug delivery systems
* Immobilizing drugs
* Patient monitoring
* Marking sampling
* Veterinary emergencies
* Euthanasia
* Human safety
* Ethical issues
* Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.

Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:
1) Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.

2) Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.

3) Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.


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