Our Mission is to conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation.

Our caseload has almost doubled.

We need to build a hospital and flight pen to help eagles and other wildlife recover. 


  • Help Build A Hospital! 42%


Buy 1 square foot of our new 1250 sq. foot wildlife hospital for $100 for yourself or as a gift to someone else – Become a member of our “1250 Club”.  All Donors’ names will be posted on our website unless you choose to be anonymous. (After making your donation on Canada Helps you will be asked if you wish to remain anonymous.)


• Jill Ackerman on behalf of Ed & Marilyn Ackerman • Judy McMaster • Anonymous


• Mary Osberg • Anonymous • Cathy Kenning • Barbara Swanston in memory of Maj Birch • Lynda Blackbourn • Alex Wile in memory of Maj Birch • Union Bay Aerobic Club in memory of Joan Walsh • Wendy Harris in honour of NIC ASD Office • Carol Muirhead in memory of Catherine Parkinson • Anonymous • Liz Aldridge in memory of Auntie Ruth….an inspiration to us all • Chris Hansen • Gloria Rolfsen in honour of Dale Rolfsen • Comox Valley Airport YQQ • Shirley Hibberson • Lynda Macovichuk • Gerry Sugiyama • Berne Neufeld • Bernie & Eileen Morin in memory of Maj Birch • Anonymous • Diana & Terry Fright • Kirk Sundby • Patricia Duke in memory of Maj Birch • Shelly Ware • Theodore Bartlett • Anonymous • Carolyn Kirk-Albert in honour of Ailey, Maira & Kieran Vnes
  • All donations, in any amount, are welcome.
  • Help us feed and care for injured and sick wildlife.  Make a one-time donation or sign up for a monthly contribution.
  • Give eagles, owls, swans and other large birds a place to build up strength and recover.
  • If you have materials like lumber or time to give, please contact our office at 250-337-2021

Latest News

Dream of a new wildlife rescue centre within reach 

Mary Jane Birch had a dream – a new wildlife rescue and education centre. She did not live to see her dream realized. Cancer took her life on November 18, 2015.  Maj, as she was known throughout the region, left $200,000 from her estate to help the dream become a...

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Public views site of new wildlife centre

The new MARS wildlife rescue centre site welcomed its first guests in mid-September for a familiarization tour, learning, food, fun and music. Hundreds of people and volunteers filled the makeshift public area to learn about the project from displays and talking to...

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A kestrel’s cautionary tale

American kestrels are usually spotted on high perches in open landscapes where the hunting is good. Rarely is North America’s smallest falcon found inside a fireplace in a Vancouver Island home. A MARS team was there when the alarmed homeowner telephoned asking for...

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