Chelonia Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release,
located in Broome, Western Australia, specialises in birds and
reptiles, including sea turtles, and takes in around 400 patients
per year. Chelonia, Latin for a large group of turtles, was
established by wildlife rehabilitator, Lesley Baird, in 2001. Prior
to that time she had already treated around 700 patients over a 4
year period, mainly birds and reptiles.
- To rehabilitate and release sick, injured, and orphaned
wildlife where reasonable to do so.
- To alleviate the suffering of sick and injured wildlife which
cannot be rehabilitated to a reasonable quality of life.
- To do everything possible to contribute to the preservation of
endangered sea turtle species by rehabilitation activity and
- To initiate environmental preservation programs which fall
within the scope of wildlife rehabilitation activities.
- To promote educational programs relating to good environmental
practices, the ethics of wildlife rehabilitation, and the plight of
sea turtles and other endangered species.
Go to: www.multicultural.online.wa.gov.au/chelonia/