The Mission of the Hope for Wildlife Society


Connecting people to wildlife in a positive way through knowledge and understanding, the Hope for Wildlife Society believes that education through rehabilitation is key to a sustainable future.

The mission of the Hope for Wildlife Society comprises three important goals:

1. Rehabilitation and release into the wild of injured and orphaned wildlife

Since 1997, the Hope for Wildlife Society has helped over 20,000 injured and orphaned wild animals representing over 250 species. Animals admitted to the Hope for Wildlife Society receive medical care, food, shelter, and whatever else is needed to ensure a successful return to the wild.

2. Education of our children and the general public regarding the importance of conservation of various wildlife species and the ecosystems that sustain them.

Whether it is answer one of 10,000 annual calls to the wildlife helpline, speaking to a group of children in the classroom or educating visitors about the wildlife and habitats of Nova Scotia, education plays a key role in the Society's work. Check out the Visit HFW link for more information.

 3. Research to develop the knowledge and understanding necessary for conservation and management of wildlife resources in a complex and continually changing biological, social and political environment. 

Wildlife rehabilitation is an important conservation tool which allows for the collection of various data from animals admitted to the centre. This data can provide valuable insight into the health of local populations. The animals themselves also offer opportunities to research and learn about the care and protection of various species.