Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy
The Department convened a Coordinating Body in April 2021 for the purpose of developing a community owned and led Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy in response to calls from the sector to address a range of issues.
Sector consultation, including a survey and a series of workshops, was undertaken throughout the second half of 2021.
The Coordinating Body sought written submissions on a draft Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan between 22 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.
The final version of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan (the Strategy) is available here:
Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan 2022 - 2024 (PDF 6Mb)
See page 27 of the Strategy for more information on how the Strategy was developed.
Interim Implementation Body
An Interim Implementation Body has been established to begin the implementation of the Strategy. This group will transition to the Statewide Guidance and Implementation Body.
Members of the Interim Implementation Body are:
|Lisa Schimanski (Chair)||Volunteering Tasmania|
|Sharon Smith||Wildcare Tasmania|
|Greg Irons/Suzy Nethercott-Watson||Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Tering Davies||Thylacine lutruwita Wildlife Hospital |
|Lyndell Whyte||Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council|
|Pam Doyle||Independent wildlife rehabilitator/educator|
|Honey McClay||Independent wildlife rehabilitator/educator|
|John Dennett||Independent wildlife rehabilitator|
|Jo Crisp||Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania|
Updates from the Interim Implementation Body are available here:
The Coordinating Body
A Coordinating Body was established by the Department to oversee the development of a Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy.
The Coordinating Body provided updates to the sector: