Charity: The Owls Trust
The Owls Trust provides rescue and rehabilitation to injured birds of prey. We nurse the wild birds back to health and, when they are ready we release them back into a suitable habitat. There is an increasing “fashion” of caging large owls and birds of prey as “pets”. Unfortunately very few of such owners have the space or commitment to care effectively for these magnificent creatures and we are often asked to step in to rescue them. These birds are frequently distressed and in poor condition. We give them permanent homes with us where they can regain a good quality of life in more spacious and appropriate surroundings suitable to their specie. Our second activity is to educate young people and older groups in North Wales about our local birds of prey, their place in our environment and how we can maintain their habitats to protect the bio-diversity of our countryside. This year alone we have visited over 170 schools and many more clubs and societies with our owls. Finally, we work with international partners to create and maintain breeding stocks of the world’s rarest owls. When imperiled habitats can be restored and protected we will be able to enhance threatened populations or even reintroduce new groups. We are the leaders of DROCP. The Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project to save one of the rarest Owls, the Ashy Faced Owl, in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.