WRI e-newsletter
February 2016
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland News

IWRC Wildlife Rehabilitation Course
There are still a few spaces left for the March Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course on the 26th & 27th March (Easter weekend) 
No further dates are scheduled at this stage, but keep an eye on these newsletters as subsequent course dates will be announced here first.

The Course website also has a detailed programme, report and past participants' reviews.
The two day course has been accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland for 22 CVE credits
General Wildlife News / Info
Oileán Thoraí (Tory Island) (Photo: Owen Clarke)

Ireland's first ever Island BioBlitz
Island BioBlitz is a fun event where experts and members of the public join forces to explore the rich diversity of life found on our off-shore islands. It is a race against time to see which island can record the most species of wildlife over a 24 hour period. But it is also a celebration of the unique heritage and character of FIVE of Ireland’s off-shore islands; Cape Clear (Oileán Chléire), Bere Island (Oiléan Béarra), Inis Mór, Clare Island (Oileán Chliara) and Tory Island (Oileán Thoraí).
This new event will take place on the 11th June.
To get involved click on this link: BioBlitz

 Internships - Ireland
Grey seal @ www.akellyphoto.com
Internship Vacancies - Seal Rescue Ireland
Seal Rescue Ireland have 3 internship positions available (full time and minimum commitment of 3 months).
If you want to help at this busy rescue centre, send a Cover Letter and CV to sealrescueireland@gmail.com

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (to start April 1st and Summer 2016):

- Marketing and Development Internship
- Rescue and Rehabilitation Internship
- Wildlife Education Internship
 Volunteering - Transporting Irish Wildlife
This young swan was rescued by one of KAF's volunteers.
@ Kildare Animal Foundation
Wildlife Transporters, Rescuers and Rehabilitators Required - Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit
We still need volunteer rescue transporters and/or rescuers and rehabilitators to assist with wildlife casualties within the greater Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare areas. Animals and birds (contained) need to be transported to vets, rehabilitators and to the shelter. Previous experience is useful but not essential as experienced volunteers are available to assist new volunteers with advice and practical, hands on help. Most of our volunteers work full-time but help out when they are available. Minimising trauma, rehabilitation and returning each patient to its natural environment is our ultimate aim.
Our method of communication is through whatsapp, ensuring the quickest response time possible to emergency rescue calls. You literally ‘jump in’ on the conversations if you are available to help with rescue and/or transport. You simply do what suits you at the time.
We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on public donation and volunteers.
So, if you have a car, can cover the petrol expense, are on whatsapp and want to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

If you live on the northside or outside Dublin please phone Aideen on 086 3771209.
If you live on the southside of Dublin please phone Sasha on 085 8560252.
Marine Animal Stranding Network training course
Common seal @ Seal Rescue Ireland

Training course - Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland are going to be doing a Training Course for people interested in joining, or who are already part of their Marine Animal Stranding Network.
Date: 21st of Feb
Time: 10am
Location: Courtown, Co Wexford
Email sealrescueireland@gmail.com to RSVP and for more details.
UK Wildlife Crime Conference

'Eyes in the field' Wildlife Crime Conference - Birders Against Wildlife Crime

Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC) is an independent, volunteer-led, campaign group set up in 2014 by a group of experienced birders and conservationists. They're holding their second wildlife crime conference in March.
Date: 12th and 13th March 2016
Location: Bristol, UK
Click on this link for more details and registration: Birders Against Wildlife Crime CONFERENCE
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