As a recovery center, the Parco dell’Abatino treats wounded or sick animals from the autochthon fauna.
To the intial activity of recovery of wild animals of the autochthon fauna, has been added with time the welcoming of exotic animals victims not only of the legal and illegal trade of living beings, but also of circuses, of zoos and of others forms of exploitation. The area, in which are hosted the animals, occupies a surface of about ten hectares and includes large enclosures and numerous aviaries.
The Park is a non-profit structure, which deals with the treatment, maintenance and rehabilitation of wildlife, in accordance with the law of February 11, 1992, No. 157.
It carries out rescue, custody and, where possible, reintroduction into their natural habitats of specimens of autochthon species in difficulty, present in the territory permanently or temporarily.
It welcomes and preserves specimens of exotic species seized by the authorities, in particular with regard to annexes to the CITES Convention.
The Park operates in the care, detention and rehabilitation of wildlife in difficulty on the basis of agreements or conventions with the Lazio Region, the Province of Rieti and the Ministry of the Environment through the State Forestry Corps and the CITES service.
Many also are the specimens entrusted to the Park after being seized by the judicial authority.
The Park promotes and carries out education and awareness-raising programs on biodiversity conservation, providing information on hosted species, on the conservation status of their natural habitats, on completed or planned projects for their reintegration into nature.
The Park promotes and spreads, through the direct observation of the present animals, the knowledge of evolutionary processes. Since 2003 the Park is part of the INFEA network (Information and Education Environmental) of the Province of Rieti, as a center of excellence for environmental education projects.
The Park promotes conservation programs and conducts research activities in the field of behavioral ecology, with collaborative projects at national and community level.
A record of the specimens of each species hosted is always kept up to date.
The register is available to the persons responsible for the control.
Animal care is implemented through an articulated program of veterinary, preventive and curative treatments.
At the center there are a responsible manager, a naturalist and a veterinarian who collaborate with other members of the staff, even volunteers, to guarantee the continuity of the care and maintenance of host animals.