There is very little published scientific information relating to the rehabilitation and release of British wildlife. At Secret World we endeavour to work to the highest possible standards, making full use of the information that is available and trying where possible to ensure that our policies are evidence based.

We encourage scientific study where it benefits the animals. We try hard to keep good records of all we do with the animals that come into our care, our successes and failures, and change our policies based on these findings. We try and publish, disseminate and discuss our knowledge wherever possible, sharing what we have found with others in the veterinary, scientific and rehabilitation communities.

We are lucky to have excellent support in what we do from the broader scientific community, especially our friends and colleagues at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (formerly FERA and AHVLA) to whom we extend our thanks.

We hope you will find the information on these pages useful.

Veterinary professionals

Secret World Wildlife Rescue understands that the veterinary profession, vets and vet nurses, may need help and advice when dealing with wildlife casualties. We are always happy to offer advice directly to veterinary professionals through our normal contact details regarding protocols or emergency care procedures. We also offer CPD courses for veterinary professionals.

Scientific projects and consultations

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is keen to encourage appropriate scientific research that directly or indirectly benefits the animals we care for, provided this research does not in any way negatively impact upon them.

Publications and presentations

Secret World Wildlife Rescue frequently attends and presents work at scientific conferences both nationally and internationally. Click on the image below to read more.

Bovine tuberculosis

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is especially recognised both nationally and internationally for its work with badgers, caring for adult animals and rearing badger cubs. We work hard to promote responsible and scientific rehabilitation practices regarding the testing of badgers for bovine tuberculosis.