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October 2018
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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
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
WRI's Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

November 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
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
RSPB's 2017 Report On Birdcrime In The UK

What's happening to birds in the UK
The RSPB’s annual Birdcrime report came out on the 25 September 2018, drawing attention to the serious and relentless problem of bird of prey persecution in the UK. 
The report describes 68 confirmed incidents, over 40 of which were shootings. These crimes target iconic wildlife like the golden eagle, hen harrier and peregrine falcon.
Evidence suggests these figures are just the tip of the iceberg with many illegal killings going undetected or unreported.
The RSPB has been recording data on raptor persecution incidents for over 30 years, and believe having reliable long-term datasets is essential to help highlight and tackle this issue.
Birdcrime is published in an interactive online format. You can read the 2017 report containing the most recent data here: www.rspb.org.uk/birdcrime 
A particular aim highlighted in this report is to ‘Raise public awareness of wildlife crime’ and ‘Improve recording of wildlife crime’. This is a worldwide aim, and in Ireland we encourage you to visit 'Wildlife Crime Ireland at 'www.wildlifecrime.ie to do what you can to help stamp out wildlife crime.

Irish Beached Bird Survey
Dead seabirds wanted

The Republic of Ireland Beached Bird Survey is a project that involves the collection of dead seabirds for marine litter research in Ireland.
GMIT marine researcher Heidi Acampora is looking for help from the public to identify and collect any dead seabirds in their locality so they can be used for research. Her research assesses the impact of marine litter on seabirds, as they are especially vulnerable to items discarded in our seas, and how they can be used as monitoring tools for the health of our oceans.
'Keep GMIT in mind during your summer beach walks, any seabirds with an intact stomach can be useful to our research!'
Contact Heidi to find out more, email: heidi.acampora@research.gmit.ie
Veterinary Volunteering Abroad

Wildlife and domestic animal care volunteering

Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) is a UK registered charity helping animals worldwide.
WVS offers free vet care to animals in need all over the world. "We firmly believe in the ethos of a united profession championing animal welfare worldwide.  Why? - because every animal matters.
Why not utilise your skills and experience and your passion for travel and consider one of our veterinary volunteering opportunties.
Sometimes we have opportunities for animal lovers to support the veterinary work that we do."

For more info visit Worldwide Veterinary Service
And Finally..
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Did you know

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