WRI e-newsletter
February 2018
If you can't see the pictures in this newsletter they may be blocked:
try enabling by clicking on the warning message at the top of your screen
or click on - view message body as 'original HTML'
NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2018
Image result for veterinary ireland journal
We're doing it again!!
WRI are delighted to invite you to our 2018 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference. 
We'll announce details of venue, times and topics as they're confirmed, we're just giving you the date now so you can put Saturday the 27th October in your diary.
A taster of topics to be covered: lectures on wildlife first aid and treatment; caring for orphans; looking after seals; and discussions on wildlife casualty case studies.
Speakers: we're delighted to bring back speakers that some of you may have met before, David Couper, Emma Keeble, Jo Hedley, Kieran Corry, Liz Mullineaux, and Pauline Kidner.
More details in our next newsletter!!..
NEWS - General
Discovery of a newly formed Irish bog
 © Wetland Surveys Ireland

How long does it take to make a bog?  
A recent study carried out to determine the value of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in undertaking habitat surveys of inaccessible wetland areas made an unexpected discovery.
The traditional view of bog formation is that it occurs over a very long time frame of centuries or even millennia.
The outcome of a recent survey by Wetland Surveys Ireland Ltd (WSI) suggests that a west of Ireland bog has evolved from an open water lake to an actively growing peat bog within the last 150 years.
Read the full article click HERE
Bat Identification and Biometrics Workshop
Bat ID and body measurements

This workshop comprises two talks and a woodland walk to check out bat boxes. Date: Saturday 24th February, Venue: Clane and Donadea, Co Kildare.

Note: 6 Continuing Veterinary Education credits for any vets/veterinary nurses!
Only 7 places left and TODAY (Monday 19th Feb) is the last day for booking your place.

If you're interested in attending, contact Anna Collins at kildarebatgroup@gmail.com
EDUCATION - International
UK Wildlife Veterinary Conference
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Vet Course

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training

This wildlife course is designed for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses and looks at the ethical problems relating to wildlife casualties and the possible consequences of their release. Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest.

Date: 22nd of April 2018, Venue: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Somerset, United Kingdom
Click HERE to register
Ireland's Garden Bird book
With the new cold snap the birds need all the help they can get

The essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published in 2008, this very successful guide has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics.
Highlighting  a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds.

Learn everything you need to know about all the birds you are likely to see from your window, how to  attract them and how to care for them.
Each species is described with details of status, identification, feeding habits, songs and calls and breeding season.
And Finally..
 © Ratha Grimes/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Did you know

An octopus has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood
Did we miss something?
Is there something you want us to mention?

Feel free to submit any articles, announcements, jobs, events etc that you'd like us to include in one of our e-newsletters. We can't make any promises but we'll do what we can to help.
Email your suggestion/comment to office@wri.ie
Don't miss out - subscribe to our e-newsletter
Join our Mailing List

Don't miss announcements of upcoming Courses, Conferences or events. Stay up to date on the latest wildlife news and info by joining our Mailing List!
Forward this to a friend and help spread the word.

Contact Us:
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Irish Wildlife Matters
If you can't see the pictures in this newsletter they may be blocked:
try enabling by clicking on the warning message at the top of your screen