WRI e-newsletter

January 2015
2nd Irish Wildlife Crime Conference launch
photo © Alan McFadden 
Wildlife Crime Conference date 
Due to the overwhelming interest in Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland's 1st Irish Wildlife Crime Conference held in 2013 (details of 2013 Conf can be found HERE), we are delighted to announce that the 2nd Wildlife Crime Conference will be held on the 14th and 15th September 2015, in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
The topics and speakers details will be posted on the Conference website as they are confirmed. We're announcing the conference early as we wanted to give you as much notice as possible to put the date in your diary.

To find out more about the 2015 Wildlife Crime Conference Click HERE
Wildlife Rehabilitation Course
22 CVE Credits!!
Course Date Announcement
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held on the 14th and 15th March 2015, in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation; anatomy and physiology; calculating fluid requirements; handling and restraint; thermoregulation; stress; shock; initial care and physical examination; nutrition and associated diseases; standards for housing; zoonoses; euthanasia and release criteria.
Practical topics include: gavage; physical restraint; injections; physical examinations; weighing and limb immobilisation.
TO REGISTER for the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course; click on the 'registration' tab on the Course website. Click HERE to go to the Course website
Gardening tips to help wildlife
photo © Andrew Kelly
Welcome Wildlife this Winter
The start of a New Year is a perfect time to welcome wildlife into your garden. Here are some simple tips from gardening expert Barbara Pilcher, which can help make a real difference.
To find out more Click HERE
Green Volunteering
Volunteering matters!
Volunteering with wildlife and/or nature conservation is a great way to find out if working with animals is for you, and will stand you in great stead if you plan on looking for paid work in this field.
Green Volunteers website has an online database listing almost 400 wildlife and conservation volunteering projects worldwide, searchable by species, cost and location Click HERE for details.
Other wildlife courses & career ideas can be found on our website www.wri.ie Click HERE to visit our Education and Careers page.

Fascinating Facts about Hibernation
photo © Andrew Kelly
Hedgehog Hibernation
It is not usually until November, December or January that larger hedgehogs finally settle down to hibernation. For those hedgehogs who haven't yet found a place to hibernate, you could help by making a hog home! Click HERE for details.
To learn more about the fascinating winter strategy of hibernation Click HERE.
An injured or underweight hedgehog (roughly under 600 grams) may not have enough fat reserves to survive hibernation. If you find a hedgehog out during the day that you are concerned about, use the CONTACTS page of www.irishwildlifematters.ie website (Click HERE) to find the nearest hedgehog rehabilitator and phone them for advice.
Community Woodland Initiative
photo © Andrew Kelly
Creating community woodland reserves
The Native Woodland Trust is pioneering a new initiative to create community woodland reserves in each county of Ireland. 
This initiative facilitates people in taking direct action to reverse the trend of habitat destruction in Ireland through empowering activities such as tree planting, habitat care and wildlife monitoring.
To find out more Click HERE

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