OEH and National Parks wildlife policies and guidelines ensure that:
- sick or injured native plants and animals are appropriately cared for and returned to the wild
- people gain more understanding of the behaviour of native animals
- people that care for, trade in or manage native animals follow the correct procedures.
Ensuring that people behave appropriately when they have contact with birds such as magpies and butcherbirds which are trying to protect their young during the breeding season.
Ensuring that wildlife carers have the knowledge to care for and rehabilitate sick or injured animals.
Ensuring that the commercial trade in native animals is stringently monitored and regulated.
Guiding the amount and type of information that should be revealed about the location of threatened species.