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SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2023

February 4, 2023 - February 5, 2023

£70.00 – £120.00

SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference February 4th and 5th 2023

Theme: British Wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and release

Our annual ‘Caring for Wildlife’ Conference returns for its 4th year in 2023 on the 4th and 5th February 2023. The two days will cover all aspects of wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and release. This year we are placed that the conference will be ‘in person’ at our local East Huntspill Village Hall. We will do our best ensure that the venue provides those two conference essentials of good audiovisual support and good food! Further information, including speakers, will be posted on these pages over the next few months.

Cost: £70 for one day, £120 for both days if purchased before Christmas.

Early bird cost held at our 2020 conference rate.

All proceeds go to Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Venue: East Huntspill Village Hall

Our first five amazing speakers for Saturday are all signed up. Here’s a taster of what they will be talking about. More speakers will be confirmed in December.


Julian Kupfer, Julian Kupfer, chair of the British Veterinary Association’s Animal Welfare Foundation will discuss why, irrespective of what animal it is, their welfare is important.


Dominic Phillips, veterinary surgeon and SWWR trustee, will talk about the relationship between wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.


Vassili Papastavrou, whale biologist and consultant to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, will discuss ethical standards for research on marine mammals.


Adam Grogan from the RSPCA will talk about animal welfare assessments and how we might apply these to wild animals being rehabilitated.


Derek Gow, farmer, ecologist and beaver expert, will talk about ‘Bringing back beaver’



On Sunday our amazing program is almost confirmed, although we might add another speaker before Christmas.


Maggie Brown, from the West Yorkshire Bat Hospital and author of the Bat Rescue Manual, will update us on what can now be achieve in rehabilitation for bat casualties and where things are still difficult.


Alex Barlow, wildlife veterinary pathologist, will update us on new and interesting wildlife diseases and their pathology.


Kit Heawood and Sam Ecroyd, from Tyndale vets in Gloucestershire, will discuss what wildlife rehabilitators and their vets can learn from deer vets


Riccardo Rossi, a vet from Piacenza Wildlife Rescue centre in Italy, will talk about different aspects of trauma in large wild animals


On Sunday afternoon three speakers will give us their views on what we can do to improve wildlife rehabilitation and release.

Paul Reynolds, Director, The NEW ARC

Richard Edwards, vet, Brent Lodge Wildlife Rescue

Ellie West, RSPCA Officer

This will be followed by questions and debate from you and other delegates, with hopefully some voting technology to assist.





February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023
£70.00 – £120.00
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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
01278 783250
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East Huntspill Village Hall
East Huntspill Village Hall TA9 3PQ United Kingdom + Google Map


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Early Bird Both Days
Early bird price for both days
£ 120.00
Early Bird Saturday
Early bird price for Saturday only
£ 70.00
Early Bird Sunday
Early bird price for Sunday only
£ 70.00