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August 2019
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Wildlife Event for Rehabbers - WILD 2019

Wild - wildlife information & learning day 
Exciting stuff this year for *wild*, WRI are holding this event exclusively for rehabbers (those amazing people who constantly save the day when it comes to injured or ill wildlife throughout the country) and are asking them to save the date for what promises to be a blend of great speakers, practical advice and a healthy serving of fun and mingling.

Included are talks by Tina Aughney (Bat Conservation Ireland), Karen Mahon (Cool Planet Champion, Meath), Nicola Marples (Zoology Professor in TCD) and Feargal Timon (Simulation Ireland) as well as lots of engaging learning opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment.

It will be held in the fantastic Sonairte Eco-Centre and gardens in Co. Meath on Saturday 7th September from 10am - 4.30pm with refreshments and lunch provided.

If you're a rehabber or you aspire to become one in the future, we'd love to see you there.
Venue: Sonairte, Laytown, Co Meath
Details: Wild
Date: 7th September 

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: AGS and NPWS

Hunting deer without a licence
[2019] Donal Smith snr (44), of Woodgrove Avenue in Rathvilly, Carlow was found guilty of hunting deer on national park land without licence and permission.
 Gardai and wildlife rangers are now using sophisticated DNA analysis in the war against poachers shooting and selling wild deer.
Congratulations to investigators Garda Darragh McEvoy, and NPWS Wesley Atkinson  for this successful outcome.
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
UK Wildlife Crime Conference

National Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference - UK
This conference provides an opportunity for law enforcers, statutory agencies, non-government organisations and civil society organisations to hear about best practice, innovative approaches, successes and challenges relating to tackling wildlife crime in the UK.

Venue: Milton Keynes, UK
Date: 30th November & 1st Dec  
All Ireland Mammal Symposium 2019
AIMS is back

Dublin All Ireland Mammal Symposium is being held again this year.

If you want to keep up to date with details of AIMS 2019, keep an eye on social media.
This meeting is being organised by a group headed by Dr Nicola Marples
Venue: DCU All Hallows Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin, D09 N920  
Date: Fri 22nd – Sun 24th November  
Organiser: NMARPLES@tcd.ie
KAF Internship

The Wildlife Unit at Kildare Animal Foundation are offering exciting opportunities for people interested in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.
"We are seeking applications for internships of between six weeks and three months. You will learn about all aspects of daily life in a busy centre and get up close and personal with lots of different species both avian and mammalian.
The volunteer internship includes four/five working days per week.
Duties will include cleaning and maintenance of housing, administration of medication (under supervision initially), administration work to help us keep track of our patients, and any other skills that you may be able to offer that could benefit our shelter (for example, IT skills or an ability to carry out repairs to aviaries etc). 
If you are interested in learning about and helping Irish wildlife, then please contact wildlifeunit@animalfoundation.ie with your CV.

(No experience is necessary but an open, friendly and positive attitude is)
Wildlife Rehab Compassion Fatigue and Life Stressors Survey

This survey is collecting info on compassion fatigue and how it relates specifically to rehabbers. Your individual answers are confidential, but the data gained from this will be used in future articles/presentations. The survey takes about 8-10 minutes. The more data that can be collected, the more meaningful the results will be for wildlife rehabbers. TAKE THE SURVEY
Questions can be sent to Stephanie at encounterswithsentientbeings@gmail.com
Read some excellent articles from the International Wildlife Rehabilitaton Council in their 'Promote mental health in the work (volunteer) place'
And Finally..
Low, Forest, Rainforest, EnvironmentSuzi Eszterhas
Did you know

They can also see up to a mile with as clear a vision as humans can when using binoculars.
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