The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved a notice of intent today to amend the rules governing the wildlife rehabilitation program overseen by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
Some of the NOI proposed changes include:
- a requirement that an applicant for a wildlife rehabilitator permit (WRP) complete an LDWF-approved training course and provide proof of same prior to licensure or renewal.
- a requirement that a licensed veterinarian determine if animals are non-releasable and should be given an educational animal designation.
- a requirement that licensed rehabilitators keep on file, in perpetuity, a document signed by the owner of the land on which the rehabilitated animals are released.
- a requirement that licensed rehabilitators maintain a permanent record of each animal placed in their care.
Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed changes to Emile Leblanc, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, 70898-9000, prior to Dec. 2 2010.
For more information, contact Jim LaCour at 225-765-0823 or Emile Leblanc at 225-765-2344.