We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Wildlife Crime Conference will be held on the 12th and 13th September 2015, in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath (8 mins drive from the M50)
The conference is a two day event that is OPEN TO ALL. In 2013 it attracted an audience of 150 delegates from all walks of life. There were conservation rangers, gardai, police, scientists, environmentalists, ornithologists, agriculture and forestry experts, veterinary professionals, students, animal protection groups, wildlife rehabilitators, field sports representatives AND general public interested in wildlife protection.
It is a weekend of talks and practical sessions, with the intention of facilitating effective working relationships between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general.
Many of the speakers are individuals at the forefront of fighting wildlife crime in these islands.
Topics will include: forensics, environmental crimes; butterflies
and bogs/wetlands, poisons and poisoning, poaching, trade in animals,
badger baiting, illegal traps and snares, CSI practical real life case
So what's different from 2013? much progress has been made over the past 2 years and we want to tell you all about it. We've also got talks on environmental crime, forensics and different a different variety of discussions and practical sessions.
Speakers will include representatives from the following
organisations:NPWS, An Garda Síochána, Department of Agriculture,
BWI, Wild Deer Association of Ireland, RSPB, Golden Eagle Trust, NARGC, Scottish Badgers, CRRU,
Forensic Science Laboratory, Butterfly Conservation Ireland, ISPCA,
and Veterinary forensic pathologists.
To complement the talks, practical sessions will take place to give a more ‘hands-on’ experience for conference-goers.
Veterinary professionals are especially welcome and the conference has been given accreditation from the Veterinary Council of Ireland for 21 CVE credits (10.5 credits per day)
and by the Law Society of Ireland.
WRI gratefully acknowledges conference sponsorship from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency and the Heritage Council.