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September 2018
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
WRI Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2018
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2018 Conference Topics:
Handling & Restraint
Housing & Husbandry
Legal Considerations
Common Conditions & Treatment
Neonate Care & Nutrition
Seal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Release Criteria
Post Release Monitoring
Case Study Scenarios
Credits: 7 CVE credits
Date: 27th October 2018
Venue: Rock Farm, Slane, Co Meath
Meet Our New Patron - Sharon Shannon
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Sharon Shannon joins Mary Reynolds as patron's of WRI
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is privileged to have the hugely successful musician and recording artist Sharon Shannon as our additional Patron promoting the value of our work, in particular, our vision to build Ireland’s first Wildlife Rehabilitation & Teaching Hospital.
Sharon has achieved widespread recognition performing to audiences across the world. Her career to this point has resulted in an extensive music catalogue and album collection sold worldwide; her more recent album was Sacred Earth.

As well as Sharon’s love of music she is equally passionate about the welfare and protection of animals. Sharon has a deep sense of understanding and empathy for animals, and their care and protection is an area that she feels very strongly about.

All of these experiences and insights have driven her relentless advocacy of the importance of animal welfare and protection.
Visit Sharon's website www.sharonshannon.com
or meet her in person at our 'Wild' event on the 25th November in Brigit's Garden, Galway!!
WRI's Advanced Wildlife Veterinary Treatment Course

Do you want to do more? 
This course is open to anyone IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION - regardless of your experience.   
Only 3 places left..

Credits: 11 CVE credits
Date: 28th October 2018
Venue: Ashbourne, Co Meath
Wild - Wildlife Information & Learning Day

WRI at Brigit's Garden, Galway  

Our inaugural annual awareness day 'wild' comes to Galway
We'll be doing interviews during the day and, in the afternoon, will be inviting you to join us and our patrons, Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer, Mary Reynolds, and internationally acclaimed traditional musician, Sharon Shannon.
We'll be having fascinating talks, top class music and an introduction to the surrounding, stunning Celtic gardens designed by Mary at Brigit's Gardens.
Places are limited due to the intimate venue so booking is required.
Date: 25th November 2018 - 2pm - 6pm
Venue: Brigit's Gardens, Rosscahill, Co. Galway
Details: Wild DETAILS
WRI's Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

 Another Course date announced!  
This training course focuses on the theory and practice of wildlife rehabilitation. Topics include: the legal and ethical issues regarding wildlife rehabilitation; safe rescue and handling; how to perform a physical examination; first aid and common ailments; what to feed wildlife; how to house them; zoonotic diseases; and release considerations. The highlight for most attendees - the practical sessions!! (on cadavers), include: capture and handling; physical examinations; injections; tube feeding; bandaging; etc..  The course is limited to an intimate group of twenty attendees. The course is open to anyone - regardless of your wildlife experience.
Credits: 22 CVE credits
Date: 10th & 11th November 2018
Venue: Ashbourne, Co Meath
NEWS - General
Bats In Your Flu?

Do you own a wood burning stove?  
Note from the Northern Ireland Bat Group ".. we have received LOTS of calls from people who find bats inside their stove! Lucky for most bats they are found just in time but it makes you think how many have gone un-noticed... For tips to avoid a BATastrophe" - Read full article

An Garda Síochána To Introduce Training Course

AGS effort to tackle wildlife crime
Wildlife crime is causing fear in rural Ireland; Supt Martin Walker said a Co Kildare farmer had his jaw broken when he challenged a group of men on his land.
“We are trying to establish a core group of guards to challenge that type of behaviour. We have had three wildlife crime conferences, two by Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland and the National Parks ran one back in February."
A Garda inspector in each Garda division is now to work closely with their opposite in the district office in the NPWS. The training course will be led by a Garda Assistant Commissioner.
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UK Veterinary Course - Releasing Wildlife
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals

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.
It is essential that when dealing with wildlife casualties veterinary professionals  have a good understanding of the law relating to wildlife. Wildlife casualties cause many ethical problems, many relating to their own welfare in captivity and others to the possible consequences of their release.

Date: 20th October 2018
Venue: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Somerset, UK
Volunteering  Centre
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Wildlife Response Team

Kildare Animal Foundation's Wildlife Unit are offering more opportunities for anyone interested in hands-on volunteering with wildlife: 
"Would you like to join the Wildlife Response Team?

The wildlife unit at the Kildare Animal Foundation are looking for people who are enthusiastic and committed to helping Irish wildlife to join their Rescue and Response Team.
No experience is necessary as you will have the full support of their dedicated and experienced team members.
Duties will include all or some of the following: assessing reported casualties,
transport of injured birds and mammals,
rescue of casualties needing help,
and foster and/or overnight care of orphans and patients.

(All of the team members have work/family/life commitments but give generously of their time to help when and where possible.)

If you are interested, please text
Dan on 085 8141992 or
Aideen on 086 3771209

*Areas mainly covered - Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Laois, Carlow but volunteers are needed nationwide."
And Finally..
© Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures/National Geographic Creatives

Did you know

The Cleaner wrasse; a tiny, tropical reef fish, is the first fish to pass the 'mirror test' — a self-awareness test passed by chimps, dolphins and a select few other animals.
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