The principal actions undertaken by the Alca Torda wildlife recovery centre are based on the following objectives:
- To care for, and to subsequently release into the natural environment, all those animals that have a high chance of survival. Particular attention is paid to oil-coated birds, given the poor results obtained in France for this bird species.
- Training of specialist personnel (gamekeepers, ONCFS civil servants reporting to the Ministry of the Environment, volunteers) on the techniques used to clean the oil off the birds in order to perpetuate the techniques acquired and to enable a quicker response in the event of a disaster along the Aquitaine coasts.
- To identify and bring to the centre, any wounded or injured wild animals, nurse them back to health and subsequently release them into their natural environment.
- To establish training programs as part of the preparation for the Certificate of Professional Competence.
- To establish awareness-raising actions on the preservation of certain rare species.
- To receive students for specialist training in the protection of wild fauna.
- To become part of a network of competencies with other organisations in order to optimise the chances of survival of the animals being cared for.
To work together with the administrations concerned┬á in order to create a transfer zone for those wild animals that have suffered as a result of illegal practices (trade, poaching).