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The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture

Essential Elements and Best Practices

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Presenting practical tools and

techniques to strengthen success

and confidence in the field

Thoughtful woman listening to wolf heart beat with stethoscope



Emphasizing care, compassion, and respect for every animal

These courses are often profound personal and professional experiences



Presented in metric & US standard measurements

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Field-Based Chemical Capture Training

  • The most current and extensive chemical capture course.
  • Covers all content in Dr. Mark's live courses and much more.
  • Highest Standards in Animal Care
  • The Wildlife Society has approved 16 CE hours for their Professional Development Program
  • RACE approved for veterinary and veterinary technician CE

The Course includes:


  • 150 page course notebook
  • 44 Additional Learning Activities
  • Hours of demonstration videos
  • New Drug Exposure Agency Protocols
  • Wildlife Work in COVID Times
  • Certificate of Training
  • Access to course for one full year with updates
  • Estimated Study time: 16 hours

Attention Groups:


Private Zoom Session with Dr. Mark

1 Zoom Session for Groups of 10+ 

2 Zoom Session for Groups of 20+ 


For more information contact GWR at:

[email protected]             

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Hope R.

"Your in-person classes are always sold-out by the time I hear of them, so I jumped at the chance to take this. If I could have rated a 6 out of 5, I would have. I think the videos were fantastic, and your ability to distill so much great research and observation into simple steps is so helpful. Thank you for being so adaptive and creating this online course! in these crazy covid-19 times.

Sooooo much great background material and references. Thank you. The way you presented the material in both reading and video from was helpful, so that I could go back to one or the other if something didn't make sense or if I missed something."









Breanna Green

"While I have handled immobilized animals and assisted in recording TPRs, I was never made aware of the importance of doing so, nor of doing so regularly while the animal is down. I now feel more confident in going into immobilizations with smaller teams and giving the animal the best care possible. This course was simply laid out and easy to follow. My dog is not as thrilled with it, as he is unsure of what to make of getting his heart rate taken while he is trying to nap.

I greatly look forward to more online wildlife handling courses!"

Adam Sprott

"Dr. Mark's inspiring approach to animal welfare is exemplified throughout each of his lectures. In addition to his profound focus on animal care and professional development, his course provides the experience and confidence to succeed in all manner of wildlife work."



Dr. Mark Johnson, Instructor

Dr. Mark is a wildlife veterinarian and founder of Global Wildlife Resources (GWR). He has lead and assisted with field captures and taught live and online courses for over 30 years to zoo and wildlife students and professionals. Dr. Mark was Project Veterinarian for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 1995-96 gray wolf reintroduction program into Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho and was the first wildlife veterinarian to work for the National Park Service. He is currently Project Veterinarian for the WA Colville Lynx Reintroduction Program as well as consulting for several projects around the country. With every course Dr. Mark teaches the highest standards in field practices and emphasizes how important it is to bring our heart-felt values into our science. He loves teaching and strives to help each student and professional achieve their goals and success.
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Course Outline

  • Chapter 1. Ethics of Wildlife Capture
  • Chapture 2. Five Preparation Steps
  • Chapter 3. Record Keeping & Legal Responsibilities
  • Chapter 4. Drug Delivery Systems
  • Chapter 5. Immobilizing Drugs
  • Chapter 6. Principles of Chemical Immobilization
  • Chapter 7. General Animal Care 
  • Chapter 8. Animal Care - Patient Monitoring
  • Chapter 9. Animal Processing Procedures
  • Chapter 10. Veterinary Emergencies
  • Chapter 11. Euthanasia
  • Chapter 12. Human Safety

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Simien Mountains Gelada Research Project, Ethiopia

“ I think the major difference between this darting season and past seasons [after taking your course] was TPR frequency; by taking and recording it regularly, we were really able to keep track of temperature, and to start mitigating drops or increases before they became an issue. I was impressed by how quickly our team was able to respond to these minute changes in temperature, and I think it made a huge difference in how attentive we were to the animals overall. “
India Schneider-Crease, Post Doctorate Fellow, Arizona State University
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Certifying biologists for the following agencies and organizations:

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  • Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 
  • Yukon Department of Environment, Animal Health Unit
  • The Wildlife Society Professional Development Program - 16 CE hours for this course