WRI e-newsletter
February 2019
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Course date announcement  - **April**
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: 6th & 7th April
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 MeathAdvanced Wildlife Veterinary Treatment Course
Date: 29th June  

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: NPWS
© www.akellyphoto.com

Coursing club members illegally hunt hares
[Archive 2015] Eight Limerick men - members of Doon Coursing Club: John Morrisey, Dan Ryan, Gerry Ryan, Michael Ryan, Thomas Kennedy, Pat Maher, Seamus Hayes, and Ned Morrissey, all pleaded guilty to summonses accusing them of hunting the Irish mountain hare, a protected wild animal, at Lough Boora Parklands.
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
Public Consultation - Heritage Ireland 2030

Have your say about your heritage
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  has launched a public consultation on the development of a new national heritage plan- Heritage Ireland 2030.
'Heritage Ireland 2030 will be built on a vision of our heritage being valued and protected for future generations, cherished and enjoyed.'

It will have specific actions and objectives that will be shaped by this public consultation so do read the document and submit your views.

Consultation DEADLINE 28 February 2019
Bat Roost Workshop
Bat Tree Roost Identification & Endoscope Training Workshop

This workshop introduces the use of endoscopes in the identification of bat roosts in trees. The course will entail morning lectures followed by two afternoons of fieldwork. This workshop is aimed at ecology professionals, arborists and experienced amateur bat workers.
Lectures will include an introduction to Irish bats as well as hands-on identification using preserved specimens.
For more details click HERE or contact us at info@batconservationireland.org
Venue: Birr Castle demesne and Charleville Estate (Tullamore)
Date: March 27th and 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."

Internship - Seal Rescue Ireland
Working with seals

"Seal Rescue Ireland, is based in Courtown, Co Wexford. We have several internship positions available at our rescue centre needing to be filled!
If you're interested in becoming part of our team and getting hands on experience in a busy seal rehabilitation centre - this is your chance!
Applicants must be able able to commit to a minimum of 3 months.

Please click HERE for full information and to download an application form.

Any questions can be emailed to our intern coordinator at intern@sealrescueireland.org"
And Finally..
Low, Forest, Rainforest, Environment

Did you know

A Filmmaker Jan van IJken has managed to shrink what would take around four weeks in nature down to just six minutes of otherworldly beauty. See a salamander grow from a single cell.
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