In Chapter Seven, I suggested that wildlife rehabilitation ought to be considered a legitimate conservation strategy. It is not only of relevance to conservation, it actively supports the conservation rationale. I argued that conservationists ought to adopt a new approach, allowing for a greater emphasis upon the value of the individual. The common supposition that individual animals are of little relevance to conservation, that conservation is concerned exclusively with groups of things or 'wholes' such as species, habitats and the like, ought to be abandoned.