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April 2018
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
WRI Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2018
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2018 Conference - UPDATES   
We have more updates for you on our 2018 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference:
*Credits - 7
*Additional speaker - Pete Wedderburn
Date: 27th October 2018
Venue: Rock Farm, Slane, Co Meath

We are delighted to tell you that Pete Wedderburn, Irish vet and media advocate for animals, will be presenting at the Conference.
We are also happy to announce the Conference has been awarded 7 cve credits for veterinary professionals by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
WRI's Advanced Wildlife Veterinary Treatment Course


Wild animal also deserve the best possible treatment 
We ran the first of these Courses in 2016 and it was a great success. As such, we are delighted to announce that we will be running this course THE DAY AFTER our Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference. This is to facilitate veterinary professionals who are attending the Conference, and want to learn more!

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 therefore open to anyone IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION - regardless of your wildlife experience.

Credits: 11 CVE credits
Date: 28th October 2018
Venue: Ashbourne, Co Meath
NEWS - General
Lovely New Animation About Spring!

Spring has sprung, enjoy it  
As a means of welcoming the arrival of warm weather, this production team created a delightful animated video rendition of a children’s poem about a forest full of animals celebrating spring.
The poem is about two snails who are mourning a dead leaf in autumn. Because it takes so long for them to get to the dead leaf’s funeral, however, it is already spring by the time the snails arrive.
So as a means of cheering the grieving snails, the sun and animals tell the mourners to shed their dark colors and have a glass of beer to celebrate the warm weather and renewed colors of nature. Sound advice! Watch the Video
Wildlife Crime Queries
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Wildlife Crime Q&A - Hunting    
In response to queries receieved by members of the public via wildlifecrime.ie, WRI may add a Q&A section to the website.
In the meantime, we will try and answer some in our newsletters: Re the Ward Union
According to the Ward Union's website "It is the clear intention of the Management Committee of the Ward Union Hunt Club to work within the current legislation (WILDLIFE (AMENDMENT) ACT 2010) in a law abiding manner"
The Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2010 repealed section 26 of the principal Act thereby removing the power of the Minister to grant to the master or other person in charge of a pack of stag hounds, a licence authorising the hunting of deer by that pack.
If the Ward Union is hunting, legally, the pack of hounds should only be following the scent of a deer that was run over ground and removed from the field before the pack of hounds were released.
Breaches of ANY legislation should be REPORTED to the NPWS, ideally both by phone:
(01) 888 3242 and also emailed to: nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie or contact An Garda Síochána. More information can be obtained from www.wildlifecrime.ie 

NPWS Hedge Cutting Notice
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Respect the Wildlife Act - the proposed Heritage Bill is NOT in force
NPWS Notice - The assistance of the public is sought in bringing to attention any alleged unlawful cutting, grubbing, burning or destruction by other means of vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in hedges or ditches during the nesting and breeding season for birds and wildlife, from 1 March to 31 August. Breaches of legislation should be REPORTED to the NPWS ideally both by phone: (01) 888 3242 and also emailed to: nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie or contact An Garda Síochána.
You can also report illegal hedgecutting incidents to the Irish Wildlife Trust at: irishwildlife@iwt.ie and visit their website for more info on the campaign 'No to More Slash and Burn'

Count some bats and fill the gaps 
Surveying for BATLAS 2020 has been running since 2015 and is entering its final year starting 1st May 2018. The project follows on from BATLAS 2010 but aims to fill in gaps in coverage from the last BATLAS and inform us how our bat populations are changing in distribution over time.

Get Involved!
Surveying for BATLAS is carried out by volunteers and the scheme is suitable for anyone who has some bat survey experience. If you are interested in getting involved, Register here
Bat Training Workshop
Training session focusing on basic bat care - reminder

This workshop is open to wildlife rescuers, rehabilitators, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and other bat workers or general public interested in bat care. Previous knowledge of bats is desirable but not essential.

Bat Rehabilitation Training Course
Date: THIS SATURDAY 21st April 2018 1pm - 6pm
Venue: Athlone, Co Roscommon
Registration & Booking: BCI's website
or contact info@batconservationireland.org
And Finally..

Did you know

There are above 130,000 types of algae, and 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
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