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Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey, through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphan raptors.
Carolina Raptor Center is focused on broadening our constituent and stakeholder base, while expanding the impact of our programs. Currently we meet our mission by educating tens of thousands of school children every year and participating in local and regional events to share environmental lessons and encourage stewardship. We advise other raptor centers, falconers, and zoos in the care and rehabilitation of raptors, and the training of raptors used in education programs and participate and present in national conferences every year. Furthermore, we collaborate in research projects conducted at universities and other raptor centers and initiate research that advances our knowledge of raptor biology and treatment, and the environmental health of our world in general.
To promote environmental stewardship through education about our environment, the role raptors play in our ecosystem, and sustainable habitats that support animals and humans alike; and to advance our education programs in a wide geographic area using modern technological tools.
To build on CRC’s reputation as a leading rehabilitation center to become recognized as a center of excellence for our care of, and success at releasing, injured and orphaned raptors back into the wild and for developing state-of-the-art avian medicine techniques.
To leverage a growing database on raptors, and growing networks in the scientific community, into research that advances our knowledge of raptor biology, behavior and treatment, as well as the environmental health of our world in general.
To build on CRC’s program, fiduciary and governance practices to become broadly recognized as a center of excellence in all of our organizational operations.
Five-year Time Horizon
Greatly expand efforts regarding environmental education and research while maintaining high-quality care and release of raptors that come to CRC, thereby increasing funding from corporations who want to be aligned with green programs, the general public that sees raptors as leading indicators of the health of our whole environment, and universities that see CRC as a leading teaching and research center.
Become nationally recognized as a leader in raptor care and rehabilitation, education programs, and intern programs for veterinary students and other raptor facilities. Develop into the go-to source in the region for news organizations and the public related to both raptors and environmental sustainability.
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