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2017 Upcoming WRI Events

September 2017


Sept 5 - 10, 2017 - EVENT
Iceland Fire and Ice Cycle Challenge - ICELAND!

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!

 

 


2016 Archive

October 2016


Oct 24, 2016
Hunting hares without permission or licence

'Congratulations to Padraig O’Donnell and Noel Bugler for another successful wildlife crime prosecution. Wildlife prosecutions are listed under the 'Case Details' tab on the 'PROSECUTIONS' page of the Wildlife Crime Ireland website www.wildlifecrime.ie
Many thanks to the NPWS for giving some of the proceeds of the fines as a donation to WRI. Wildlife crime donations are used by WRI to cover the costs of awareness raising of wildlife crime to the general public, e.g. the printing and distribution of the Wildlife Crime Brochure found as a link from the Wildlife Crime Ireland website.

 

Oct 7th - EVENT
Wildlife into University College Dublin veterinary college

WRI were delighted to be invited back a year later, by David Kilroy, to give another group of 55 veterinary students a 3 hour practical/wet-lab session on wildlife first aid.
Tina Swindle and Lilian Collier; both veterinary nurses, and wildife rehabilitator Dan Donoher coped very well with such a large group of students.

 

September & October 2016


Sept 26th - EVENT
Wildlife into University College Dublin veterinary college

After discussions with the Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing in UCD; Niamh O'Donoghue, WRI were delighted to be invited to give a full day of theory and practical/wet-lab sessions to UCD's 4th year veterinary nursing (VN) students.
Exotics is taught in the VN curriculum but this was the first time wildlife treatment and first aid was specifically requested for the VNs. Tina Swindle and Lilian Collier; both veterinary nurses, wildife rehabilitator Aideen Magee, and UK wildlife vet David Couper, sincerely enjoyed teaching such enthusiastic students.

 

Sept 24 & 25, Oct 8 & 9, 2016 - EVENTS
Wildlife Events Autumn 2016 - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that we will be offering three Wildlife Courses, and a wildlife lecture this Autumn:
1. IWRC Pain & Wound Management Course
2. IWRC Basic Wildife Rehabilitation Course
3. WRI Advanced Wildlife Treatment Course - Veterinary
4. Lecture on Lead Toxicity in Wildlife
Our Instructors are from America, UK, and Ireland
All of the events have been accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland

 

March 2016


Mar 26 & 27, 2016 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course March 2016 - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Ashbourne Community School, Ashbourne, Co Meath. A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

February 2016


Feb 20 & 21, 2016 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Feb 2016 - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Ashbourne Community School, Ashbourne, Co Meath. A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

January 2016


Jan 30 & 31, 2016 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Jan 2016 - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Ashbourne Community School, Ashbourne, Co Meath. A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 


2015 Archive

December 2015


Dec 1st
Wildlife poaching case

Congratulations to Superintendant Martin Walker for another successful wildlife crime prosecution case. Many thanks for giving the proceeds of the fines as a donation to WRI. Wildlife crime donations are used by WRI to cover the costs of awareness raising raising of wildlife crime to the general public, e.g. the printing and distribution of the Wildlife Crime Brochure found as a link from the website www.wildlifecrime.ie

 

November 2015


Nov 19 & 20, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Nov 2015 - Killester College, Co Dublin

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Killester College, Dublin, specifically for FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science students.

 

Nov 11 & 12, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Nov 2015 - Monaghan Institute, Co Monaghan

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Monaghan Institute, Monaghan, specifically for FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science students.

 

Nov 7 & 8, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Nov 2015 - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in Ashbourne Community School, Ashbourne, Co Meath. A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

October 2015


Oct 1, 2015
Coursing club members illegally hunt hares

Congratulations to Noel Bugler and collegues for another successful wildlife crime prosecution...

Judge Tells Coursing Club Members To Stay Away From Lough Boora

'EIGHT Limerick men have been told to stay away from Lough Boora Parklands after they admitted illegally hunting hares on the nature reserve.
The members of Doon Coursing Club appeared before Tullamore District Court and agreed to pay €350 each to Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland.
John Morrisey, Killuragh, Cappamore; Dan Ryan, Upper Cooga, Doon; Gerry Ryan, Lower Cooga, Doon; Michael Ryan, Kilmoylan, Doon; Thomas Kennedy, Lisowen, Doon; Pat Maher, Tuogh, Cappamore; Seamus Hayes, Kilmoylan, Doon; and Ned Morrissey, 11 The Crescent, Cappaghwhite, pleaded guilty to summonses accusing them of hunting the Irish mountain hare, a protected wild animal, at Lough Boora Parklands on November 15 last.
Noel Bugler, a conservation ranger said he was on patrol in Boora when he saw a group of men and introduced himself to them.
Three of them ran away and hid before they were found and the others said they were hunting rabbits but they had boxes and long nets used for hunting hares.
Mr Bugler said he noticed that one of the men had a coursing club crest on his jacket and when gardai from Tullamore arrived the men gave correct information.
When a vehicle was searched a programme for a forthcoming meeting of Doon Coursing Club was found and Mr Bugler said he established that the men were members of that club.
Mr Bugler told Judge Catherine Staines that a licence is granted with conditions to the club each year to catch hares for coursing at a licensed event.
He believed in this case they went to Offaly because they were short of hares for the upcoming coursing meeting where a minimum number of the animals would be required for the club to comply with its licence.
He described Lough Boora Parklands as an important conservation area where land was owned by Bord na Mona and the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and said that in addition to hares it was a huge success area for lapwings and curlews.
Bernadette Owens, solicitor for the eight men, said all of them apologised for what they had done but no hares had been found on them at Lough Boora.
Ms Owens said none of her clients had any previous convictions and she handed in a letter from Doon Coursing Club, plus a letter of apology signed by all eight defendants.
Judge Staines said she would impose the Probation Act once the money was paid to Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland and she ordered that the equipment seized from them be forfeited to the NPWS for training and education purposes.
Judge Staines said she hoped the men would not offend again. 'Lough Boora Parklands is a beautiful place and it's a conservation area and you all know that. Please stay away from it,' she stated.'

Gearoid Keegan, Tullamore Tribune

Many thanks for giving the proceeds of the fines as a donation to WRI. Wildlife crime donations are used by WRI to cover the costs of awareness raising raising of wildlife crime to the general public, e.g. the printing and distribution of the Wildlife Crime Brochure found as a link from the website www.wildlifecrime.ie

 

Oct 2nd - EVENT
Wildlife into University College Dublin veterinary college

WRI were delighted to be invited to teach 50 vet students about the basics of wildlife handling, first aid and treatment...

 

September 2015


Sept 1st
Wildlife poaching case

Many thanks and congratulations to Superintendant Martin Walker and collegues for another successful wildlife crime prosecution...

Many thanks for giving the proceeds of the fines as a donation to WRI. Wildlife crime donations are used by WRI to cover the costs of awareness raising raising of wildlife crime to the general public, e.g. the printing and distribution of the Wildlife Crime Brochure found as a link from the website www.wildlifecrime.ie

 

Sept 12 & 13 2015 - EVENT
2nd Wildlife Crime Conference - Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ireland

THE SECOND IRISH WILDLIFE CRIME CONFERENCE
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. To complement the talks, practical sessions will take place to give a more ‘hands-on’ experience for conference-goers...

 

Sept 12 2015 - EVENT
Talk on online safety of young children - Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ireland

'Connected kids, disconnected parents - the creation of a digital environment around your child'
Talk by Mick Moran Head of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Unit in INTERPOL...

 

August 2015


Aug 27 2015 - EVENT
Wildlife Photography Talk by Andrew Kelly - Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland has invited one of Ireland’s foremost wildlife photographers to provide a Wildlife Photography Talk for the general public in Ashbourne Library, Co Meath, for Heritage Week...

 

May 2015


May 2 & 3, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course May 2015 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

March 2015


Mar 14 & 15, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Mar 2015 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

January 2015


Jan 24 & 25, 2015 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Jan 2015 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

 

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2014 Archive

November 2014


Nov 15 & 16 2014 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Nov 2014 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

September 2014


Sept 13 & 14 2014 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Sept 2014 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

June, 2014
Wildlife Health Survey published

Last year, the first Irish Wildlife Health Survey was undertaken by WRI with the help of veterinary practices throughout Ireland. The survey formed part of ongoing research into wildlife health, in conjunction with academic institutions and voluntary organisations, and provided significant data to allow for a better picture of any emerging infectious diseases which could have potential disastrous consequences for animal production and wildlife in Ireland.

 

May 2014


May 31 & June 1, 2014 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course May/June 2014 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

March 2014


March 15 & 16, 2014 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Mar 2014 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

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2013 Archive

December 2013


Dec 7 & 8, 2013 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Dec 2013 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

September 2013


Sept, 2013
Wildlife Casualty Survey - for rehabilitators

The first Irish Wildlife Casualty Survey is currently being undertaken by WRI with the help of wildlife rehabilitators in Ireland to ascertain the quantity of casualties they have cared for, the conditions they suffered from, and the outcome of these cases.

 

Sept 14 & 15 2013 - EVENT
2013 Irish Wildlife Crime Conference

THE FIRST IRISH WILDLIFE CRIME CONFERENCE
Ireland’s first All-Ireland Wildlife Crime Conference will bring together an extremely diverse audience of over 150 delegates, for a weekend of talks and practical sessions, with the intention of promoting greater understanding, cooperation and communication between the law enforcement agencies, charities, NGOs and the public in general...

 

August 2013


Aug 24 & 25, 2013 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Aug 2013 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

May 2013


May 25 & 26, 2013 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course May 2013 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

April 2013


April, 2013
Wildlife Health Survey - for veterinary professionals

The first Irish Wildlife Health Survey is currently being undertaken by WRI with the help of veterinary practices throughout Ireland. The survey will hopefully provide data to allow for a better picture of any emerging infectious diseases and a rough idea of the number of wildlife casualties in Ireland.

 

 

 

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2012 Archive

 

October 2012


Oct 13 , 2012 - EVENT
Radio Tracking Workshop 2

Three orphaned pine martens were rescued in Co Mayo, reared at Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit and will subsequently be returned to the wild wearing radio tracking collars in order for us to track their movements and learn more about this elusive mammal.
On the 13th of Oct Dr Derek McLoughlin will lead the second Radio Tracking Workshop.

 

Oct 12 , 2012
Pine Marten Project in Irish Times

Michael Viney writes an article for the Irish Times about the Pine marten project 'Pine marten kits provide lesson in human intervention'

 

September 2012


Sept 27 & 28, 2012 - EVENT
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course 2012 - Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to announce that the next ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ will be held in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co Meath
A detailed programme, report, reviews and registration can all be found on the Wildlife Course website.

 

Sept 14 , 2012
Pine Marten Project on RTÉ Radio

Eanna ní Lamhna, Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan and Derek Mooney talk with WRI about the pine marten project on 'Mooney Goes Wild'.

 

Sept 13 , 2012
Pine Marten Post Release Monitoring Project - AND THEY'RE OFF!!

Sporting their new collars the Martens have taken to the hills, follow their progress here..

 

August 2012


Check ?? Aug 18 , 2012 - EVENT
Radio Tracking Workshop

Three orphaned pine martens were rescued in Co Mayo, reared at Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit and will subsequently be returned to the wild wearing radio tracking collars in order for us to track their movements and learn more about this elusive mammal.
On the 18th of August at this Radio Tracking Workshop, Pine Marten Project volunteers and other wildlife researchers, professionals and enthusiasts will be given the opportunity to learn hands-on how to use the VHF tracking equipment.

 

Aug 4 , 2012
Successful Return to Donegal for ‘Shannon’ the otter

When a local family found Shannon, an orphaned otter of no more than 2 months, near the River Leannan in Co. Donegal they contacted Pat Vaughan, their local National Parks and Wildlife Service Conservation Officer...

 

 

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2011 Archive

September 2011


Sept 24 & 25, 2011 - EVENT
Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2011 - Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth

We were delighted to see so many of you attended the 2010 conference and we were overwhelmed by the number of appreciative emails that we received subsequently; many thanks to you all. This year, in order to cater for different levels of wildlife knowledge , we will be providing two ‘streams’ of talks and practical sessions running concurrently, offering both basic and advanced training. With this larger and more varied program we are able to offer an even more exciting programme with another line-up of engaging, professional, national and international speakers from Ireland, the UK and Canada.

 

Sept 22 & 23, 2011 - EVENT
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council brings the ‘Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course’ to Ireland! - Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth

Lynn Miller; president of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council in the USA, has offered to provide the unique opportunity of a two day wildlife rehabilitation course for an Irish/UK audience.
This is the first time this course has been taught outside North America and it is for an intimate group of only 20 individuals giving optimum opportunity for active delegate participation.
The course is a comprehensive introductory course for wildlife rehabilitators and will be held on Thursday and Friday the 22nd and 23rd of September 2011 in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Co Louth. These dates were chosen to facilitate individuals who will also be attending the Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference on Saturday the 24th of September.
This is a unique opportunity to be taught by such a highly qualified wildlife rehabilitator; to find out how rehabilitation is undertaken in the USA; to gain new perspectives; exchange ideas; and find out what other wildlife rehabilitation training options are offered by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

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.

 

? 2011


Check ?? Aug 18 , 2011 - EVENT
Radio Tracking Workshop

An orphaned pine marten was rescued in

 

 

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2010 Archive

Aug 21 & 22, 2010 - EVENT
Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2010

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is delighted to invite you all to the Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2010 21st August - Veterinary Professionals, 22nd August - Open Attendance, all welcome!

 

May , 2010
Irish Wildlife Matters website launched

The purpose of the wildlife first aid website Irish Wildlife Matters (IWM)  is to address the lack of easily accessible information on Irish wildlife rescue and
first aid. IWM has three sections:

  • Section one is for the member of public who finds the casualty and provides basic first aid advice
  • Section two provides advice for the rehabilitator who takes responsibility for the long term rehabilitation of the casualty
  • Section three is a veterinary section advising on  common conditions, treatment, drugs and dosages and more
 

Web

An unending stream of diverse queries regarding all types of wildlife rescue and care led to the challenge of creating a resource that could respond to questions from a diverse audience for a wide selection of Irish birds and mammals.
IWM aims to provide an easily accessible, clear and concise, free, online overview of the rescue methods, medical treatment, rehabilitation and release of the majority of species of Irish wildlife casualties.

The hope is that an understanding of the wildlife on our doorsteps will generate a greater appreciation and understanding of the role that wildlife plays in Ireland’s biodiversity.

 

 

 


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