After training, our members are ready to assist with whale rescues at any time of the day. Some rescues occur in isolated locations and extend over a number of days, so members in this group should be prepared to travel to the Stanley area, in a self sufficient manner, possibly for an extended period of time.

The Whale Rescue First Response Team – Stanley was formed following a stranding response training course in March 2009.

We are available to respond quickly to strandings in the general area of  Stanley and the Northwest of Tasmania, when requested by Parks and Wildlife Service to assist. Our corner of Tasmania is a hotspot for strandingss, particularly pilot whales, sperm whales and dolphins.

In order to be an active member of a Whale Rescue First Response Team it is essential that you have completed the one-day training course in Whale Rescue First response, conducted by Parks and Wildlife Service.

Keep an eye on the Calendar of Events for information about upcoming courses in your area.

If you have not undertaken training as yet but are interested in being available as a “second wave” volunteer, register your interest in Whale Rescue by ticking the appropriate box in the Nature Care section of the membership form. You will then receive direct notification of training courses in your area. Untrained volunteers are sometimes called up by WILDCARE if a rescue event is extended or involves large numbers of whales. Safety and rescue technique training will be provided on site on those occasions.

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