WRI e-newsletter
May 2016
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland News
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WRI Courses and lecture
Dates for your diaries: 24th & 25th September 2016

WRI will be hosting two, day-long wildlife courses, plus an evening lecture. We'll let you know when we have more details and registration is open, but for now we just want to offer you the opportunity to keep that weekend free!
NEWS - General
Raptor persecution and prosecution
@ Brian Duffy

Four men from Co Waterford have received convictions following the illegal poisoning and hunting of a number of birds of prey
Convictions for persecution of birds of prey. Reported in the Waterford News & Star and the Dungarvon Observer, Mar 2016. Stephen and Christopher O'Brien, Kevin and John Crotty, were involved in illegal hunting of raptors. 4 dead peregrines were discovered, along with 2 dead sparrowhawks. 'In some instances poison had been placed on live racing pigeons, which were then tied to stones or stakes at the top of cliffs to lure in wild predatory birds.'
Great work was done by NPWS staff - Brian Duffy and Cyril Saich.
Catching people poisoning peregrines is extremely difficult and enormous effort goes into it.

Find the full report, photos and newspaper articles at Wildlife Crime Ireland website: wildlifecrime.ie
under the 'Case Details' tab on the 'Prosecutions' page.  

Green News

Environmental News & Events
Green News.ie
A one-stop-shop for Green News!
An excellent resource for environmental news and events
Visit their website: greennews.ie

Wildlife trafficking - your input sought
@ europa.eu


EU action plan to tackle wildlife trafficking
Brian Hayes MEP has recently been appointed as a rapporteur for the European Commission´s proposed action plan to tackle wildlife trafficking.
The proposal itself is here: EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
Mr Hayes is producing an opinion to the report on behalf of the Parliament`s Development Committee.
If you or your organisation have any observations, suggestions or comments that you would like to make that Mr Hayes, as an Irish MEP could include in his final report, please email them to Brian Dawson at brian.dawson@ep.europa.eu
For more info on 'what is a wildlife crime' see the new website: wildlifecrime.ie

Volunteering - Veterinary Assistant - Christmas Island
© Melissa Wynn

Veterinary Field-Assistant required 
Are you a registered vet?
Fancy travelling to a remote tropical island?
Would you like to help out with wildlife conservation research & do some cool snake surgery?
Project: Home range and habitat use of invasive wolf snakes on Christmas Island.
Volunteer vet required to assist an Honours student from Jan to April 2017
This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assist with critical conservation work in a beautiful and ecologically fascinating island destination!
Contact melissa.wynn@anu.edu.au for more info
Seal Rescue Ireland training
© Seal Rescue Ireland

Stranding training day - Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) are providing a stranding training day in Strandhill, Co Sligo on Saturday the 4th June; no experience required. As an added bonus; SRI will also bring one of their rehabilitated seals for release on the same day!
If you're interested in joining SRI for either of these events then email: sealrescueireland@gmail.com for more info.
BWRC wildlife workshop - UK
'Casualties to Cadavers' workshop - British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

Using post-mortem examination to inform future casualty assessment and decision making. 
Date: 11 June 2016
Location: Cheshire, UK
For programme and booking form see www.bwrc.org.uk
Tickets must be purchased before 27 May 2016
Wildlife courses at Secret World - UK
Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release - Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Secret World Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release.

Four, day-long courses designed to examine every aspect of caring for wildlife including ethics, methods of rescue, handling of wildlife, triage and first aid, clinical care, housing, feeding, and finally the considerations around release back into the wild.
Dr Liz Mullineaux will run a separate course: Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals on the 11th September 2016.
This course is for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses.
Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest. 
For more information and these and other courses, see the Upcoming events list on the homepage of their website Secret World Wildlife Rescue
For more information on other animal care courses and wildlife related educational opportunities see the Education and Careers page of our website:www.wri.ie

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