Wildlife Rescue


Like us, dolphins, whales, sharks and turtles sometimes need help, and Nature Trust (Malta) is continuously providing this help through its Wildlifw Rescue Team.

The WRT is a group of volunteers, made up of members, available during the day and sometimes at night too, and willing to help all local wildlife when they are in need.

All volunteers are given a training course on handling protected injured wildlife and covered by the necessary ERA permits under Nature Trust – FEE Malta for  the handling of local protected wildlife

PLEASE NOTE:  WE are an NGO and all Rescue members are volunteers.  WE always try our best to handle all calls but at times we may have no volunteers to help.  If interested and ready to dedicate a few hours a week on call, please send us an email on [email protected]


WE need more volunteers as calls are on the increase every year!

What we do?
We help dolphins that strand (which come to shore).

We rescue injured turtles and other animals and take them to San Lucjan’s rehab centre to be treated by a vet.

We rescued Hedgehogs, lizards, chameleons, shrews, bats, wild rabbits, weasels etc

When we arrive on site we:
help the animal as much as possible.
phone for a vet
take photos and measurements
if not injured we help the animal back to its habitat

If injured we take to the Vet, rehabilitate and release back to the wild

The Rescue Team goes on site also when dolphins and turtles are washed up on our shores already dead:
to identify the animal
to take photos and measurements
to see how and why the animal died

Dolphins need our help when:
they get lost
they lose their family
are injured
are ill

Turtles need our help when:
they swallow big hooks
they swallow plastic bags
they are hit by boats

Wildlife Rescue Team Emergency NO : 99999505