SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2020
Following our inaugural conference in 2019 Secret World Wildlife Rescue are pleased to announce details for a follow up event on 29th February and 1st March 2020. Our theme for this year is making a difference and over the two days we will focus on ways that we, as individuals, can have a positive impact on our wildlife both in the wild and when admitted for treatment, rehabilitation and release. As was the case for the previous conference, the Saturday will have a focus on conservation with Sunday more focused on wildlife rehabilitation. Feedback from delegates last year suggested they enjoyed both days equally, regardless of their main interests.
On Saturday 29th February we will look at making a difference to wildlife in the wild with talks from speakers working in conservation. Mark Jones, Head of Policy at the Born Free Foundation, will open the conference with his personal thoughts on how we can all ‘make a difference’. Back by popular demand will be ‘bat man’ Daniel Hargreaves, this time discussing his involvement in a bat conservation project in Trinidad.
On Sunday 1st March we will look at making a difference to the animals we treat, rehabilitate and release. Frances Baines, a veterinary surgeon with a special interest in the use of UV light will open the day, looking at this often forgotten but essential area of animal management. Other confirmed speakers include; David Couper from RSPCA West Hatch discussing seal rehabilitation and Pauline Kidner, the founder of Secret World, discussing just some of what she has learnt in over 30 years of wildlife rehabilitation.
More speakers will be announced over the next few weeks. There will be an opportunity for interactive discussion with the panel of speakers at the end of each day. For those wishing to stay for both days, there will also be the opportunity to meet for dinner on the Saturday evening.
Early bird rate until the 30th November £70 per day or £120 for both days.
Prices from 1st December £80 per day or £150 for both days.
Further information and booking