Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release is a small UK registered charity with big ambition, founded by Geraldine Morelli and registered in October 2014. Here are all the complementary information about the charity, how Wild & Free was founded, what we have achieved so far and who is acting behind the scene!
In May 2014 Geraldine decided to take action after being deeply inspired from her volunteering experiences in South Africa since 2006 at Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to help the rehabilitation and reintroduction of Vervet monkeys and Chacma baboons in their native habitat. She fell in love with the animals and was in total admiration of the incredible work the people running the centre relentlessly do every day of the year for these animals. But she aslo quickly came to realise two big issues...
Wild & Free is a small team of passionate people, genuinely excited to play a role in wildlife conservation to save species and their ecosystem. Whilst we need to expand our capacity to do more and achieve quicker results, we still want to remain small and approachable, keep the great atmosphere within the team and be able to talk to every individual that supports us.
Every little helps...an expression we often hear and that has perhaps become underrated. But as a small charity, it is how it starts, how it grows and how you see its first impact: we helped some of the best wildlife rehabilitation centres whose financial struggles often freezes their activities to give freedom to wild animals that would have otherwise die or live in inadequate or cruel conditions. Their reintroduction impact their wild population and survival as a species.