SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2022
February 5, 2022 - February 6, 2022£70.00 – £150.00
SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference February 5th and 6th 2022
Theme: Making a difference in British Wildlife Conservation, Rehabilitation and Release.
Following the success of our conferences in 2019 and 2020, Secret World Wildlife Rescue are pleased to announce details for our next weekend conference on 5th and 6th February 2022.
Our conference theme is ‘changing times’ including how global, environmental, and regulatory changes are impacting on conservation and wildlife rehabilitation. As was the case for the previous conferences, the Saturday will have a focus on conservation with Sunday more focused on wildlife rehabilitation. Feedback from delegates in previous years have suggested they enjoyed both days equally, regardless of their main interests.
On Saturday 5th February we will look at environmental sustainability with talks from speakers working in that field. Mark Jones, Head of Policy at the Born Free Foundation, will open the conference with his personal thoughts on Animal welfare in an era of global crisis. RSPB Conservation Officer Damon Bridge will discuss the Great Crane Project on the Somerset levels. We will also have talks on; rewilding, sustainable agriculture, and wildlife centre sustainability. We are also privileged to have our first international speaker Ricardo Rossi from Piacenza Wildlife Rescue discussing the Attitudes to movements of previously non-native species into Italy.
On Sunday 6th February we will look at the topical subject of improving standards in wildlife centres. The day will open with Adam Grogan from the RSPCA discussing current wildlife rehabilitation standards in the UK. This will be followed by two international speakers, Riccardo Rossi from Italy and Kirsten Visser from the Netherlands, explaining how wildlife centre regulation differs in their home countries. Other talks will cover; carrying out research in wildlife centres, how to undertake compassionate euthanasia and writing wildlife centre protocol.
More speakers will be announced over the next few weeks. The program will offer ample time for questions and interactive discussion, as well as time for an informal catch up with colleagues. For those wishing to stay for both days, this will also include the opportunity to meet for dinner on the Saturday evening.
Early bird rate until 31st December £70 per day or £120 for both days.
Prices from 31st December will be £80 per day or £150 for both days.
The conference will be held at East Huntspill Village Hall which is quite close to Secret World and J22 of the M5.