WRI e-newsletter
November 2016
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
WRI Wildlife Crime Article
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'Wildlife crime: call to action'
In August 2016 a wildlife crime article was published in the Veterinary Ireland Journal.
'Globally, wildlife crime threatens biodiversity and sustainable development of communities. Ana Vale, Mike Rendle and Emma Higgs, Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland (WRI), discuss how veterinary professionals can provide medical assistance and raise awareness.

Veterinary professionals are on the front line when it comes to wildlife casualties as their encounters with possible wildlife crime may range from a member of the public presenting a wildlife casualty for attention, to a request to treat a dog with suspicious injuries.'

Click HERE to read the full article

NEWS - General
Another NPWS Wildlife Crime Prosecution
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Hunting hares without permission or licence
In October 2016, James Delaney, and his brother John Delaney were prosecuted under
Section 23 of the Wildlife Acts.  
Great work was done by Padraig O’Donnell and Noel Bugler, North Eastern Region, National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Convicting people of wildlife crimes is extremely difficult and a huge amount of effort goes into it.
Find the full report at Wildlife Crime Ireland website under the 'Case Details' tab on the 'Prosecutions' page.  

New Guidelines for Care of Wildlife

Wildlife Rehabilitation Guidelines
The British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) has issued Guidelines for veterinary surgeons and wildlife professionals working in the field of British native wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. The guidelines clarify the law relating to this area for all stakeholders and promote best practice within wildlife rescue centres.

The guidelines offer support to veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and wildlife rehabilitators, in order to promote and achieve the best possible care and welfare for indigenous British wild animals in accordance with UK law.
Click HERE for the full document
Volunteering - Conservation Volunteers Ireland

People working for a better environment 
Love the outdoors and like to meet new people? Do you want to get fit and do something for a good cause? Then why not join the Conservation Volunteers on one of their conservation outings?
Everybody can get involved in doing something for nature. No matter what age you are or skills you have, you can do something practical to protect wildlife in your locality.
To read about Conservation Volunteers Ireland, or CVI conservation projects near you click HERE
Irish Raptor Study Group Conference

IRSG Conference - Jan 2017

There has been a growing interest in Raptors in recent years, both in terms of their value to communities and farmers through eco-tourism and agricultural payments, and also recognition of Raptors as important indicators of ecosystem health.
This conference focuses on Raptor ecology, conservation and monitoring and will host presentations by recognised experts from Ireland and beyond.
The conference should be of interest not only to Ornithologists but to anyone involved in Ecology, Conservation and the Environment.
All welcome.
Email secretary@irsg.ie to register.
Click HERE for more information.
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