IWDG Live Stranding Course

28th Mar 2011 IWDG host their annual live stranding course in Kilrush, Co Clare on 10 April, 2011. Places available.

The aim of this course is teach people what to do in the event of a live cetacean stranding event. It will be very practical with an exercise on the beach with whale pontoons and a model whale and dolphin. We will discuss the practical aspects of administering first aid, beach management and what options are open to people. Although there will be some veterinary information it is not aimed at veterinarians but anyone likely to be faced with this situation.

The talks will be located in Kilrush at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (see www.shannondolphins.ie) and the practical exercise at Kilkee.

Participants will need to supply their own wetsuits etc if they are to enter the water.

Itinery

10:00 Welcome and introduction to the course

10:30 Species identification and recording

11:00 Coffee

11:30 First Aid for stranded cetaceans

12:00: Organisation on the beach

13:00 Lunch (bring your own or get locally)

14:00 Practical session on the beach with stranding kits and IWDG pontoons

16:30 Discussion and debrief

17:00 Close of Workshop

Cost of course is €30 per person for IWDG members and €50 for non-members.

For more details contact Simon Berrow on 086 8545450 or email simon.berrow@iwdg.ie