WRI e-newsletter
March 2019
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Advanced Wildlife Veterinary Treatment Course

Course for veterinary professionals  **June**
This Course concentrates on the theory and practice of wildlife treatment available to veterinary practioners.
It is limited to just 20 attendees.
This course is open to anyone IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION - regardless of your wildlife experience.
We're offering this course only once a year so book early to avoid disappointment.

Credits: 11 CVE credits
Venue: Ashbourne, Co Meath
Date: 29th June  

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Course date announcement  - **November**
This 'Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation' course focuses on the theory and practice of wildlife rehabilitation.
Topics include:
the legal and ethical issues regarding wildlife rehabilitation; safe rescue and handling; how to perform a physical examination; first aid and common ailments; what to feed wildlife; how to house them; zoonotic diseases; and release considerations.
The highlight for most attendees - the practical sessions!! (on cadavers), include:
capture and handling; physical examinations; injections; tube feeding; bandaging; etc.. 
The course is open to anyone - regardless of your wildlife experience.
Credits: 22 CVE credits
Venue: Ashbourne, Co Meath
Date: 30th November & 1st Dec  
Convicting people of wildlife crimes is extremely difficult
and a huge amount of effort goes into it, so each month we're going to draw your attention to the cases we've been told about (both old and new)
Wildlife Crime Prosecution: Inland Fisheries Ireland
© www.akellyphoto.com

 Salmon poaching
[2016] Ben Conneally and Michael Collins of Boyounagh, Glenamaddy, Co Galway,
were charged with poaching offences: using a light to locate spawning salmon with a view to spearing them in a spawning stream in the Clare river
Legislation: Section 6 of the Fisheries Act, 1924 - illegal use of a spear, illegal use of a light on the riverbank
More Info - 'Case Details' tab on the 'Prosecutions' page of wildlifecrime.ie
Wildlife Crime Ireland website offers:
    Basic information on wildlife crime
    Links to further information
    Advice on Recognising & Recording a crime
    Contact details for Reporting a wildlife crime
Judiciary and Prosecutor Workshop - Namibia

 Workshop held to boost prosecutions of wildlife criminals
Food for thought..
a regional judiciary and prosecutor workshop to assist with improving prosecutions, adjudications, sentencing and case management against wildlife trade criminals took place in February in Windhoek, Namibia.
The meeting aimed to increase awareness around the seriousness of transnational wildlife crime and unlock higher level support within the prosecutorial and judicial sectors and brought together members of the judiciary, senior prosecutors, and/or advocates from all five countries in the Kavango Zambezi Area (KAZA) region—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Steps needed to improve international co-operation in criminal matters were examined, including the use of mutual legal assistance and extradition as tools to overcome barriers of sovereignty, differences in legal systems and for countries to assist each other in law enforcement matters.
Website - Create an Oasis for Wildlife

ARK = Acts of Restorative Kindness
Weaving a patchwork of safe havens for Nature globally, in our gardens, schools, public spaces and beyond..
Things are only hopeless if we do nothing, so let’s do something! Let’s build an Ark.
What is an ARK
An Ark is a restored, native ecosystem, a local, small, medium or large rewilding project. It’s a thriving patch of native plants and creatures that have been allowed and supported to re-establish in the earths intelligent, successional process of natural restoration.
Over time this becomes a pantry and a habitat for our pollinators and wild creatures who are in desperate need of support.

Mary Reynolds, WRI's Patron, and reformed Irish landscape designer, in her inspirational website; We Are The Ark, shows us how we can all become part of the solution to the crisis we are facing with nature.
Wildhomes for Wildlife

'Wildhomes' made from upcycled IKEA furniture
IKEA Greenwich have upcycled old products to create wild homes for local wildlife. Chairs and tables have been made into 'liveable spaces' for animals. Hattie Newman, a London-based artist who was involved in the Wildhomes for Wildlife project said: ".. I’m excited to see the people of Greenwich engage with the project and hopefully get some inspiration for protecting local wildlife in their own backyard." 
Bat Care Training Course
Introduction to Bat Care

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a one day training session focusing on basic bat care.

Introduction to Bat Care’ is open to current bat ambulance drivers, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators and experienced bat workers interested in bat care. Previous knowledge of bats is desirable and all participants must have received their vaccinations in order to take part in the practical session.
To obtain a booking form email chair@bats-ni.org.uk
Venue: Creggan Countrypark, Derry, Northern Ireland
Date: April 27th

EDUCATION - International
Wildlife Course for Vets - UK
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in the UK are hosting a Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training day.
This wildlife course is designed for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses and looks at the ethical problems relating to wildlife casualties and the possible consequences of their release. Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest.

Venue: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Somerset, UK
Date: April 28th
Internship - Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit
Working with wildlife

The Wildlife Unit at Kildare Animal Foundation is offering wonderful and exciting opportunities for people interested in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.

We are offering internships of between six weeks and three months over the busy Spring and Summer period.

You will learn everything that goes on in a busy centre and get up close and personal with lots of different species. The volunteer internship includes four/five working days per week. Accommodation available. 

If you are interested in learning and helping Irish wildlife, then please contact Dan at kafwildlife@gmail.com with your CV.

And Finally..
Low, Forest, Rainforest, Environment

Did you know

Snails can hibernate for periods of up to three years, during hibernation and sleep, they do something called estivation, which is when they curl up inside their shell and secrete a layer of mucous that keeps them protected from external conditions.
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