About the Wildlife Assistance and Rehabilitation Database
The W.A.R.D was developed as a collaborative project between the South West Catchments Council, Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions. The demand for the system came initially from FAWNA who recognised that the system of collecting and storing data on animals coming into the care of rehabilitators was inefficient and caused significant delays at times in information being available the DBCA, on the causes of animals coming into care.
Funding for the development of W.A.R.D. was provided through SWCC under contract to the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program.