Welcome to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge's educational resources page! An important part of Appalachian Wild’s mission is to provide wildlife conservation education. Approximately 2,000 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians require help at the Appalachian Wild animal care facility each year. This is largely due to human activity -- lot clearing, vehicular traffic, landscaping power tools, pesticides, and even well intentioned “kidnappings” of animals that don’t need rescuing. Education is key to reducing those numbers. The more people know about wildlife, the better the chances of peacefully co-existing with them! Please visit this page often as we continue to add information on ways to save and protect wildlife.