The opportunity to find out more about the work of BDMLR Hebrides takes place this week as the local branch of marine mammal medics deliver a public talk in Stornoway on Thursday, June 21st.
Established in 1988 – celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is an internationally recognised voluntary marine animal rescue organisation.
With volunteers across the UK on-call 24 hours a-day, seven days a week, BDMLR provides a voluntary network of trained marine mammal medics who respond to call outs from the general public, HM Coastguard, Police, RSPCA and SSPCA.
The island volunteers of BDMLR Hebrides have been kept busy recently with some interesting visitors to the Western Isles shores.
And the work of the local volunteers will be highlighted during the public talk; as well as finding out what to do if you come across a live or dead stranded animal, how to ID a stranding, and how you can get involved in becoming a marine mammal medic through the BDMLR training program.
The BDMLR Hebrides talk will take place in An Lanntair art centre Community Room (third floor), from 7pm to 9pm.
Visit www.facebook.com/events/2032989686963315/ for more information about the BDMLR Hebrides talk; or www.facebook.com/bdmlrhebrides