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SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2024

February 10 February 11

SWWR Caring for British Wildlife Conference February 10th and 11th 2024


Our annual ‘Caring for Wildlife’ Conference returns for its 5th year in 2024 on the 10th and 11th February 2024.

The two days will cover all aspects of wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and release. This year we will return to East Huntspill Village Hall after a successful conference in 2023. Our conference promises those two essentials- good audio-visual support and great food!

Keep your eyes on this page where more details will follow, including speakers, prices and ticket sales.

Venue: East Huntspill Village Hall

Saturday February 10th (10am-5pm) and Sunday 11th (9am-4pm)

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Saturday’s Draft Programme with a focus on wildlife rehabilitation:

Speakers and topics to include (please note running order and speaker titles will be decided at a later date):

  • Liam Reid (Scottish SPCA)- How to age birds
  • Charlie Mason (Humane Slaughter Association)- Physical methods of euthanasia appropriate for wildlife centre staff
  • Sonya Miles (Just Exotics & Highcroft Exotics) and Josie Nott (Highcroft Exotic vets)- What could wildlife centre staff learn from exotic pet vets and vet nurses
  • Keith Hogben (RSPCA)- Protecting the ‘chain of evidence’ in wildlife crime cases
  • Elliott Simpson-Brown (International Zoo Vet Group and British Veterinary Zoological Society)- Avian influenza guidelines for wildlife centres
  • Paul Reynolds (New Arc Wildlife Rescue)- The road to obtaining an Animal Welfare Establishment licence in Scotland
  • Liz Mullineaux (BVA & Secret World Wildlife Rescue)- What we can learn from 10-years of wildlife centre data?

Sunday’s Draft Programme with a focus on conservation:

Speakers and topics to include (please note running order and speaker titles will be decided at a later date):

  • Nigel Reeve (British Hedgehog Preservation Society & Peoples Trust for Endangered Species)- The conservation framework for a new 10-year National Strategy for Hedgehogs in Britain
  • Sophie Rasmussen (WildCRU University of Oxford & Aalborg University)- Research to inform hedgehog conservation
  • Rob Needham (Beaver Trust)- Beaver restoration in the UK
  • Dan Forman (British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and Swansea University)- How wildlife rehabilitation and academia can work together
  • Chantal Lyons (Science communicator and author)- Wild boar in the Forest of Dean
  • Round table discussion on balancing wildlife conservation and animal welfare- Chaired by Dominic Phillips (Secret World Wildlife Rescue) with contributions from speakers and others (including RSPCA Head wildlife Vet Justine Shotton), as well as audience participation.

For those looking for accommodation in the area we have compiled the following list:

Accommodation options near Secret World Wildlife Rescue


February 10
February 11
£75.00 – £160.00
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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
01278 783250
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