Severn Wildlife Rescue

Severn Wildlife Rescue

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  • Animals / wildlife

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Organisation type: 
Small or unincorporated organisation
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Severn Wildlife Rescue started as a way to bring like minded people together, to enable passionate individuals to help protect our bat and wildlife species in the UK.

We mainly rescue bats as we have the best facilities to save this species, but we do on occasion rehab small mammals dependant on facilities and experience.

We started with just six experienced wildlife rehabilitators during the COVID- 19 pandemic in May 2020. During this period so many rescues were forced to close their doors to wildlife and the public due to the risk that we all faced to this virus. 

Luckily for us we are a network of now 30 homebased carers, we do not have a base which has worked in our favour. It meant that we could thrive during a time where others faced terrible difficulties. It meant we could continue to help wildlife and people throughout the pandemic.

We have a fantastic team who rescue, rehabilitate and release UK bat and wildlife species. The rescue was founded by Ashley Dale, Emily Wilson, Naomi Sim and Charley Bird. Their vision is to create a wildlife rescue which encompasses the Avon, Chepstow, Cardiff and the Forest of Dean areas to give wildlife a second chance in life.

Over the last century British wildlife populations have suffered major declines due to an increase in human and wildlife conflict, habitat fragmentation and increase in human development.

Severn Wildlife Rescue aims to help with wildlife conservation and to preserve their populations for generations to come.


Wildlife Rescue and rehabilitation 

Wildlife monitoring training 

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