Incorporated in June 1989, and founded by Carmen M. Shaw, Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge (BTN) is the largest non-profit 501(c)(3) public wildlife rehabilitation facility in the Central Florida Region, serving 2,500-3,000 of
Central FL's Wildlife per year. We rely on the generous support of the public to help us fulfill our mission.
BTN employs four dedicated full time staff to rescue, raise, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned Florida native wildlife.
We permanently house over 40 resident wild, non-releasable animals that serve as educational ambassadors for the facility.
In 2007, BTN was granted 20 acres of Orange County land, managed by the Environmental Protection Division. Our hopes for a brighter future are in your hands! We have been planning our move and are working hard to make this dream come true. Our goal is to raise over $500,000 to make this move possible.