Great ways to accommodate wildlife in your garden this summer!

Our summer season is an important time of year for many of Ireland's wildlife. As a wildlife enthusiast I absolutely love gardening for wildlife! It is particularly easy when living in Ireland because of our mild climate and moderate summer seasons! So I have comprised a list of a few ways that people can optimise … Continue reading Great ways to accommodate wildlife in your garden this summer!

New Species discovered in Ireland! 

There has been a new species discovered in Ireland this morning in Co. Cork, south of the island.  Scientists from UCC have stated that the animal has been identified as a small mammal species.  The species has been described as having the same physical structure of a Pine Marten but having a very distinctive call … Continue reading New Species discovered in Ireland! 

Becoming a Member of Environmental Conservation Groups

As I first mentioned in my post on becoming a member of wildlife conservation-based groups, it is not always necessary to have to pay to receive benefits from non-profit organisations/charities. There is (in most cases) an option to subscribe to the organisation i.e. 'sign up' to their mailing lists online via your email address. This … Continue reading Becoming a Member of Environmental Conservation Groups

Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have selected their wildlife management experts and have begun culling Deer in the Killarney National Park.   The NPWS have anticipated that approximately 80 Deer will be culled during this project which will end in late March this year.  The NPWS aims to cull around 80% of females … Continue reading Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

This site is of significant importance to Ireland's biodiversity as it is home to a large range of rare plant species, trout and ancient tree species. Additionally, as it is located on a floodplain, it is a very rare type of woodland setting in Ireland. The Reserves and Engagement Officer for the Native Woodland Trust, Rebecca … Continue reading Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

Becoming a Member of Wildlife Conservation Groups

Firstly it should be said that you don't always have to pay the membership fee and become a member of a non-profit organisation to get great benefits! Often, many non-profit organisations will have the option for the public to subscribe/sign up for newsletters, updates and general happenings of that organisation. This is usually done by means … Continue reading Becoming a Member of Wildlife Conservation Groups

Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Green Party Councillor, David Healy, has suggested that the introduction of Pine Martens to Howth would help to reduce the Grey Squirrel problems in the area. The Grey Squirrel populations on the peninsula are currently threatening the native Red Squirrel populations. The Councillor has stated that the Red Squirrel populations are continuing to be at … Continue reading Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers

  Irish Badger Culls & Tuberculosis The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have discussed the huge economic cost that Bovine TB imposes on the Irish economy every year - particularly for the Irish farming industry. The IWT have stated that in 2012 alone, the Irish government had spent close to €3,400,000 of the public taxpayers money on the control … Continue reading Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers

Volunteering: Wexford

Seal Recue Ireland  Where: Courtown, Seal Rescue Centre, Courtown Harbour, Gorey , Co. Wexford Not only do this organisation rescue and save Seals but also Otters, Birds and many other coastal animals! Phone: (053) 942 4980 Email: sealrescueireland@gmail.com Website: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/about-us/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seal_rescue Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Where: Ardcavan Lance, North Slob, Co. Wexford. Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is managed by … Continue reading Volunteering: Wexford

Volunteering: Limerick

  Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) Where: LAW Sanctuary, Moorestown, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. LAW Charity Shops are open Monday - Friday for volunteers, donators and customers! Shops can be found on 59 Parnell Street (across from Colbert Station, Limerick) and Williams Street, Limerick City. "Currently we are desperately short of help on Sundays between 9.30am and 4pm. … Continue reading Volunteering: Limerick