IN THE NEWS
Two Charities, One Name
Animal People, April 2004 Vol. XIII, #3
Care for the Wild
Care for the Wild USA is “no longer affiliated with Care
for the Wild International in the United Kingdom. We are now
affiliated with the Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund in the
U.K.,” Care for the Wild USA spokesperson Rachel Adams
wrote to Animal People on March 20.
Jordan founded Care for the Wild International in Britain in
1984, with the head office at his home is Rusper, West Sussex.
A longtime wildlife veterinarian, who had worked on every inhabited
continent for conservation and animal welfare organizations,
Jordan intended for Care for the Wild to pursue conservation
from a welfare perspective, meaning that animals should never
be hunted, trapped, culled, harassed, captured, or bred for
In 1991 Jordan’s daughter Sheena Bliss incorporated Care
for the Wild USA to assist in fundraising, with an office in
Jordan left Care for the Wild International after a 2002 split
that also included the departure of his son Chris Jordan, who
had been general manager. Now headed by Barbara Maas, Care for
the Wild International relocated to Kingsfold, West Sussex.
In early 2004 Jordan started the Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense
Fund from the old Care for the Wild International headquarters.