The British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) run by a board of volunteer trustees. We have no paid staff, receive no government or other external funding, and only receive travel and other expenses funded by our membership and small profits from events.
BWRC is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to improving native wildlife casualty welfare through the support and education of workers in the field. As such we are often approached to represent the views of the wildlife rehabilitation community, and regular engagement with our associate members enables us to keep in touch with their views.
While we have no jurisdiction to regulate wildlife rehabilitation practice, we provide Guidelines for Wildlife Rehabilitation Units and reserve the right to withhold or withdraw membership from individuals or organisations who the BWRC trustees believe are failing to protect animal welfare or otherwise bring the field into disrepute.