WRI e-newsletter
January 2017
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
WRI Fundraiser - CYCLE in ICELAND!
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Six days, Icelandic cycle, for Ireland's wildlife
Accept the Iceland Fire and Ice Cycle Challenge and help us build a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Teaching Hospital for sick or orphaned wildlife.

Iceland is home to some of nature’s most exciting geography, including active volcanoes, sheer cliffs, glaciers, thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords, boiling mud pools and spouting geysers. Our short but tough biking challenge takes in some of the country’s most stunning and rugged terrain as we cycle past volcanoes, hot springs and bubbling mud pots.

This challenge is 'Ground Only' which means that participants need to organise their own flights (which from Dublin or Cork to Reykjavik are quite cheap with WOW Air). This then provides you with the freedom to choose if you might like to arrive earlier or leave later. The cycle being only a few weeks before World Animal Week in October, and there being so much to see in Iceland in terms of wildlife, participants might well want to see as much as possible! Views of wild arctic foxes, reindeers and puffin in particular are meant to be fantastic!

To find out more about the Iceland Fire and Ice Cycle (5-10 Sept 2017) Click HERE
10% off registration on the challenge until 31st January with code Ireland17

2nd Edition of VETERINARY Wildlife Manual launched


Discount for users of IWM or WRI websites    
The BSAVA have once again generously offered a substantial discount on their new Manual of Wildlife Casualties, 2nd edition, and two other wildlife titles.

The second edition of the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties provides critical information for all stages from the initial decision to intervene to monitoring of released casualties. Fully updated, the initial chapters have also been expanded to include new chapters on: capture, handling and transportation; triage and decision-making; first aid and emergency care; wildlife anaesthesia; management in captivity; care and hand-rearing of young animals; and investigation of wildlife crime. The second half of the manual returns to a species- and group-specific format, covering wild mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles encountered in the UK.
Go to the BOOKS page of WRI's website, and there you can find the link to the book discount order form and other details.

NEWS - General
An Garda Síochána Wildlife Crime Prosecution
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Hunting hares without a licence
On the 22nd November 2015 Gardai in Athy received a report of males with dogs trespassing on lands and hunting with dogs in Mullaghmoy, Suncroft, Co Waterford. Having heard the case, the judge convicted Jerry, Bill, Miley and Dan Connors on: Offences under the Wildlife Acts; Hunting hares without a licence, Entering land to hunt a wild animal.
Offences under the Control of Dogs Act; No dog licence, No identification collar
Great work was done by Garda Kirwan and O Mahony, South Eastern Region, An Garda Síochána.
More cases pending!
Convicting people of wildlife crimes is extremely difficult and a huge amount of effort goes into it.
Find the full report at Wildlife Crime Ireland website under the 'Case Details' tab on the 'Prosecutions' page.  

Latest RAPTOR Persecution Report

2015 Bird of Prey Persecution and Poisoning Report   
Bird of Prey poisoning and persecution in Ireland is monitored under the R.A.P.T.O.R. (Recording and Addressing Persecution and Threats to Our Raptors) protocol.
This is the 5th Annual Report detailing direct threats facing birds of prey in Ireland. A key objective of the RAPTOR scheme is to provide a platform for informed, targeted and effective approaches in addressing these threats and pressures.
Click HERE to read the full report.

After five years of the RAPTOR protocol, it is clear that human, non-habitat related threats to Irish raptors are widespread. There are blackspots  throughout the country, many of which are in areas where there is no NPWS Conservation Ranger. Members of the public are  asked to contact their local National Parks & Wildlife Service office with any information regarding poisoning or persecution incidents.

Volunteering - Volunteer Ireland

Find volunteering opportunities online 
Volunteer Ireland is the National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland.
Their mission is to promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Ireland.
Do you want to volunteer? Find a volunteering role near you on their database, I-VOL
Over 14,800 volunteers engaged with I-VOL and local Volunteer Centres in 2016 and these volunteers clocked up an incredible 490,000 hours of volunteering. Click on Volunteer Ireland to find volunteering opportunities near you.
Bristol One Health Conference

One Health Conference - Feb 2017

The One Health initiative is a growing strategy across the globe which aims to expand connections between health, medical, veterinary, scientific and environmental related disciplines in order to share knowledge, experience and research to improve care for humans, animals and the environment.
The One Health Bristol conference is back for another year - on the 18th February. Being held in the CCCA building in Bristol, this one day conference will be packed with lectures from speakers from a wide range of disciplines across the One Health field.
Click HERE for more information.
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