WRI e-newsletter

September 2015
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Wildlife Crime Conference - THIS WEEKEND!
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WRI gratefully acknowledges conference sponsorship from the NPWS, EPA, Meath Co Co, and the Heritage Council.

Ireland’s Wildlife CSI Weekend
The 2nd Irish Wildlife Crime Conference which is being held on the 12th and 13th September 2015, in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath is happening THIS WEEKEND!
The conference is a two day event that is OPEN TO ALL.
Topics will include: forensics, environmental crimes; butterflies and bogs/wetlands, poisons and poisoning, poaching, trade in animals, badger baiting, illegal traps and snares, Crime Scene Investigation practical real life case studies and more.
The conference has been given accreditation from the Veterinary Council of Ireland for 21 CVE credits
and by the Law Society of Ireland
Want to attend the Wildlife Crime Conference?  CLICK HERE  or go to  www.wri.ie/conference  
Wildlife Crime Conference - Raffle

A sneak preview!
This year our arts, crafts, and book stalls are all kindly donating a prize to our Conference Raffle so you've the opportunity to win a lovely gift from one of the stalls, a choice of any British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)  manual, or a £50 voucher from the Natural History Book Service (NHBS) towards any of the items in their beautiful catalogue in your delegate pack.
All you need to do is buy a raffle ticket on the day.
Cybercrime: is your child safe online? - Talk

photo © Sarah Ross 

TALK: 'Connected kids, disconnected parents - the creation of a digital environment around your child'
Not exactly WILDLIFE but.. Mick Moran is one of our Wildlife Crime Conference speakers from INTERPOL in France. He has also very kindly offered to share some of his extensive wisdom about online safety of young children based on his experience working in the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Unit in INTERPOL.
The talk will be held on the Saturday night of the Conf but is open to all (EXCEPT children) and is especially relevant to parents with young children. It will also be extremely useful to people who work with children; teachers, social workers, youth workers, Gardaí, child psychiatrists and psychologists, paediatric physicians and people with a general interest in cyber crime.  For more info Click HERE  

Wildlife Conference Sponsors
photo www.akellyphoto.com 
  Thank you
WRI wants to thank a few organisations/individuals for generous dontations either in-kind or financially, that have helped make this conference a reality:
Val Swan & Mike Rendle
Wildlife Incident Database
Wildlife Incident Database - Demo at Conference!

Wildlife Incident Reporting website replaces paperwork with quick, easy, online reporting.
Simply enter casualty details via drop-down menus to:
  • Create casualty database for your rehab establishment
  • Generate & send NPWS licence (legal requirement)
  • Produce annual casualty report for NPWS (legal requirement)
  • Compose & report wildlife crime incidents
Update info in the field - App
Update info in the office - Computer

IWRC Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Next Course Date Announcement!

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held on the 7th & 8th November 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: capture and physical restraint; physical examinations; gavage;  injections; weighing and limb immobilisation, post mortem.
For a detailed programme, report, reviews and registration
Click HERE to go to the Course website
TO REGISTER for the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course; click on the 'registration' tab on the Course website.
The two day course has been accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland for 22 CVE credits
& by The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) has approved the IWRC Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course for continuing education. RACE is one of the four key programs provided by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards

The importance of Autumn to wildlife casualties
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Pressure on rehabilitators re migratory birds in care

What do these species have in common: Salmon, Monarch Butterfly,  Caribou, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Dragon Flies, Leatherback Turtle, Northern Elephant Seal, Humpback Whale, Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Tern? They undertake the longest migrations in the animal kingdom!

Autumn is an important time of year for rehabilitators who have migratory bird species in their care. These birds must be in good enough health to be released when others of their species set off on migration.
Release of their patients is the goal towards which all rehabilitators work. However, an animal that is not ready for release, or an animal that has not been prepared for release and conditioned, does not have a good chance of survival.
Before it is released, the animal must be in excellent physical condition and must demonstrate that it has the necessary skills to survive in the wild. WILDLIFE International discusses this in great detail (recommended reading for rehabbers)

Banding of rehabilitated wildlife can and has proven that many species survive post release and return to normal behaviors, such as successful breeding and migration.

Is the bird in your care a migratory bird, and what date do they migrate? Click on this BTO link to find out.

Online wildlife trade of chimps
Wildlife chief arrested as net closes on traffickers selling chimpanzees to Far East

A TOP African wildlife official is under arrest after an international investigation into the trafficking of chimpanzees to China. Guinea's former wildlife director Ansoumane Doumbouya faces 10 years in jail after inquiries by Interpol and other agencies into his alleged activities.
Doumbouya had allegedly been issuing fraudulent endangered animal licences for manatees, parrots and monkeys. For full article click HERE

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