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WCB CPD WEBINARS

These webinars will take place on Zoom.  They're free to WCB Holders AND non holders alike at the moment.  Everyone is welcome...

[We have already run a number of WCB Webinars/Q&As.  If you'd like to check out our past events and, if you missed them, perhaps request them to be run again, click HERE.]

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

THIS WEBINAR HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.  YOU CAN WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

Jon Beresford from Brinsley Animal Rescue (WCB Holder) talked about fundraising, sharing with other Wildlife Rescues/Rehabbers - and any Vet Professionals who may also be interested - what he has learnt over the past 14 years from starting with nothing to raising over £100k a year.

Along with his partner, they founded Brinsley Animal Rescue and they rescue pretty much everything from wild mice to 1.5 tonne cattle. This includes their well equipped wildlife hospital.

This Webinar/Q&A ran for one hour, on zoom, on Wednesday 10th January 2024.

[This counts towards WCB Holder CPD requirements.]

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HOW TO SAY 'NO'

THIS WEBINAR HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

Staying true to capacity limits can be very hard in wildlife rescue: there is a great deal of pressure from members of the public, and even Vet Practices sometimes, to accept 'just one more' wildlife casualty / orphan.  This WCB Webinar, by the esteemed Jacqui Wilmshurst MSc PhD CPSychol AFBPsS, was about how to say 'no' in the face of these demands, in the best way possible.

This Webinar/Q&A ran for 1hr on zoom, on Thursday 15th February 2024.

[IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS EVENT TO BE REPEATED IN THE FUTURE, LET US KNOW THROUGH OUR CONTACT PAGE.]

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AMERICAN WILDLIFE REGULATION

THIS WEBINAR HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

 

Across the USA - unlike in the UK - there is extensive wildlife rehabilitation regulation & much clearer ways to proceed in wildlife care.  The wonderful Halley Buckey (International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council) shared what wildlife rehabilitation was like across different American states and what that meant for their local wildlife.

This Webinar/Q&A ran for one hour, on zoom, on Thursday 21st March 2024.

[IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS EVENT TO BE REPEATED IN THE FUTURE, LET US KNOW THROUGH OUR CONTACT PAGE.]

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WILDLIFE CRIME

DC Aaron Flint (Lincolnshire Police) has kindly offered to give a webinar on what it is like for police to tackle wildlife crime in the UK and what rights wildlife have.

This Webinar/Q&A will run - and is free for everyone to attend - at 20:00, for one hour, on zoom, on a date TBC in 2024.

[The zoom link will be emailed - on the day of the event - to everyone signed up.]

[This counts towards WCB Holder CPD requirements.]

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LIFE CYCLES OF PARASITES

In April 2024, we will have Megan Sutherland presenting a talk for us about the life cycle of parasites.

Megan is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has over 30 years experience working in the veterinary world. She is also a swift carer! She has worked closely with others in the veterinary world to improve the care of swifts, advising vets all over the country who have admitted swifts. Megan sees a huge variety of wildlife at work and also works closely with Wild Things Rescue.

Many of us have dealt with parasites before, but the life cycle of parasites is something we should all know a bit more about! Understanding the life cycle better can help us to better appreciate the importance of a proper treatment protocol, as well as help us to identify when parasites might be causing our wildlife patients a problem.

Who else is excited?!

This Webinar/Q&A will run - and is free for everyone to attend - at 20:00, for one hour, on zoom, on a date TBC in 2024.

[The zoom link will be emailed - on the day of the event - to everyone signed up.]

[This counts towards WCB Holder CPD requirements.]

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WILDLIFE RESCUE HUBS & REHAB FOSTERING / VOLUNTEERING TIERS

More and more Wildlife Rescues are establishing themselves and operating as a ‘Hub’.  A Hub can be defined as a set up that has one central base (this can be someone’s home or a building that is a specific central work place) as well as a number of off-site spaces (within the homes of Carers/Fosterers/Volunteers) where wildlife casualties are allocated to be cared for by staff/volunteers of various levels of skill/experience.  It is vitally important that wildlife casualties are only rehabbed (on and off the central site) by those who have the right experience for the needs of that animal.  Some wildlife casualties (orphans, for example) require a basic level of care but other casualties require round the clock medical supervision and monitoring by an experienced Rehabber, supported by a Vet.  Lucy Steele (of Wild Things Rescue) and Sarah Liney (of Hedgehog Helpline) will be joint hosting this Webinar (and answering questions) on the ‘Fostering Tier Systems’ that Wild Things and Hedgehog Helpline have in place.  Both Rescues have similar and highly efficient structural tier systems: each structure - in its own way - ensures that new/experienced Rehabbers start off in the right position (and are monitored and held accountable) within each organisation so that every wildlife casualty that is taken in (by both Wild Things and HH) will only ever receive the right care from a suitably knowledgeable and experienced Rehabber.

This Webinar/Q&A will run - and is free for everyone to attend - at 20:00, for one hour, on zoom, on a date TBC in 2024.

[The zoom link will be emailed - on the day of the event - to everyone signed up.]

[This counts towards WCB Holder CPD requirements.]

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HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WILDLIFE RESCUE INDUSTRY

Regardless of whether you have employees or volunteers, whether your organisation is small or larger, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) matters, it's a topic you should not and cannot ignore.

Cofounder of Brinsley Animal Rescue, Jon Beresford, has offered to host a CPD talk in October on the importance of HSE and the relevance to us. In his working career leading a large multi-skilled team in a hazardous environment offshore and with his HSE Qualifications, Jon will cover Legislation, Regulation as well as the practicalities of HSE management and documentation such as Policy, Risk Assessment and procedures, and at a level relevant for wildlife rehabilitation.

This Webinar/Q&A will run - and is free for everyone to attend - at 20:00, for one hour, on zoom, on a date TBC in October 2024.

[The zoom link will be emailed - on the day of the event - to everyone signed up.]

[This counts towards WCB Holder CPD requirements.]

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