Support Rescue Centre
Combatting the illegal trade of wildlife is an important fight which will ultimately protect wild populations of endangered species, but success on this front subsequently leads to another problem: the influx of animals into rescue centres, especially in Southeast Asia. Given the volume of animals seen in the trade in recent years, these centres are constantly straining against their capacity. Additionally, expertise in animal care and treatment is often lacking.
IMC is committed to supporting rescue centres to receive vulnerable animals from the trade quickly and safely and nurse them back to full health with the aim of getting them back into the wild. Support from IMC includes financial assistance, expert advice, and animal care training. Our aim is to oversee the development of a network of well-functioning animal care centres which each have competence for correctly keeping and handling animals, treating wounds and infections, testing for dangerous diseases, and releasing healthy animals back to the wild.