WRI e-newsletter
September 2017
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Wildlife Crime Article in the Native Woodland Magazine
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Spread the word about wildlife crime
WRI's Wildlife Crime Awareness Campaign has been kindly assisted by the Native Woodland Trust who have just published a great article written by Mike Rendle, titled 'Wildlife Crime - Stamping out Persecution'
We're delighted to get this article in their excellent magazine to raise awareness about wildlife crime that affect forest dwelling animals such as badgers.
Attention is drawn to www.wildlifecrime.ie  The Wildlife Crime website containing information about wildlife crime, practical advice on recognising and recording a suspected wildlife crime, along with contact details for reporting it as quickly as possible.
A detailed leaflet on Wildlife Crime in Ireland, along with other publications, can be downloaded from the website.
To see a copy of this article, join the Native Woodland Trust and you'll be sent their latest newsletter in your welcome pack!
Survey on Charity Challenges for WRI

We want to hear which activities you're most interested in 
If you're interested in challenging activities and want to help WRI at the same time, we want to offer you some choices; a Himalayan Trek, Angkor Wat Cycle, Climb Kilimanjaro, or Trek the Great Wall of China!..
If you are potentially interested in partipating in one of these challenges to have fun and also help Irish wildlife - please let us know what you want! Help us to help you (to help us!) by filling in this SHORT SURVEY
NEWS - General
Wildlife orphaned and injured by Harvey
 © Stephen Spillman

Hurricane Harvey’s toll on wildlife: Looking for a new Noah’s ark 
An unknown number of wild animals have been injured and displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Wildlife care centers in the flooded areas have been overwhelmed with orphaned and injured wild animals. One center alone, the Austin Wildlife Center, received more than 200 orphaned baby squirrels in three days. The Dallas Zoo has taken in more than 4,000 animals.
To read the full article go to Hurrican Harvey - The Mercury News
NPWS Wildlife Crime Prosecution
 © Noel Bugler

Offences associated with digging a badger sett
Convicting people of wildlife crimes is extremely difficult and a huge amount of effort goes into it.
There has been a significant increase in badger baiting in Offaly and Laois since 2011 and in particular in the Tullamore area. Places worst affected include Ballard and Charleville Wood. However, because the cruel blood sport is normally clandestine, very few people are prosecuted.
The three men caught in the act by NPWS Conservation Ranger Noel Bugler were; Tony Kerrigan, John Ward and Patrick Ward, all with addresses at Kilcruttin, Tullamore were caught in the process of digging a badger sett, and were prosecuted under the Wildlife Acts.

Find the full article at the Wildlife Crime Ireland website under the 'Case Details' tab on the 'Prosecutions' page.  

Bird Nesting Survey
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Have you seen a bird still nesting in August/Sept? 
BirdWatch Ireland are looking for records of songbird species (Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Blackbird) actively nesting during the late season (August-September)
The spring and early summer is undoubtedly the peak time for nesting songbirds in Ireland. By August the peak nesting season for many of our birds is over. However, a few species, such as the Red-listed Yellowhammer and the more widespread Blackbird, Greenfinch or Goldfinch continue nesting activity right on into the autumn. We want to find out when the nesting season actually finishes.
For more info or to register your sighting visit BirdWatch Ireland's Late Nesting Bird Survey
Wildlife Conference in Scotland

Attend the 2017 UK Wildlife Symposium

The British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council – BWRC are holding a Wildlife Rehabilitation Symposium again this year.
It's being held on the 21st and 22nd of October, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Keep an eye on the BWRC website for updates.
New Wildlife Rehabilitation Course in the UK
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UK Foundation Degree in British Animal Management and Wildlife Rehabilitation

This brand new 2 year full time degree is an academic collaborative partnership with The University of Cumbria, this new Foundation Degree provides an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of UK wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation management, based in our unique Animal Rescue Centre.
Students will work with experienced teaching staff and, our qualified veterinary team, to research presenting wildlife cases and assist with their proposed rehabilitation plans and eventual release. Alongside this you will understand the broader context of working with wildlife including ecology, behaviour, conservation, legislation, ethics, human pressures on wildlife, practical care and fieldwork skills.
For more information go the website for Kendal College
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