National Biodiversity Week 2018 Events Ireland's National Biodiversity Week will be happening this year from the 19th - 27th May. This year the country will have the opportunity to get involved with nature and our environment, with over 50 different events throughout the week. As each of these events are completely free, and very … Continue reading National Biodiversity Week 2018
What is an American Mink? The American Mink is a member of the Mustela genus meaning that it is a mustelid. The American Mink differs from other members of the Mustela genus such as Weasels and Stoats due to its larger size. This mammal is more similar to a type of Marten that the other types … Continue reading American Mink (Neovison vison)
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!
Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue was set up in 1999 and over the last 18 years the rehabilitation centre has made an enormous contribution to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation for Ireland's wildlife. Animal Magic is based in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, bordering Co. Cork in the south of Ireland. Animal Magic are dedicated to helping injured, abandoned … Continue reading Fantastic Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue in Limerick!
Red Fox The red fox is one of the most common Irish mammals. It has the largest geographical range of any of the order Carnivora, occupying most of the Northern Hemisphere. They are an extremely versatile and adaptable animal, and thrive in both rural and urban areas. The red fox is the largest of the foxes … Continue reading Irish Species: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Bottlenose Dolphin The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is one of 24 whale and dolphin species in Irish waters. The west of Ireland in particular, is thought to be home to one of the highest bottlenose dolphin concentrations in all of Europe. With the exception of orcas, the bottlenose dolphin is larger than the other dolphin … Continue reading Species of the Day: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
It is my personal opinion that Ireland have fantastic people that work to create Wildlife Rehab charities, animal welfare and a lot of animal-related protection centres across the country! For such a small island we do have a lot of diverse charities relating to our wildlife such as local county-based animal welfare centres, the national … Continue reading Help Kildare Animal Foundation raise funds for new hospital units!
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!
The Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) have stated that a fawn (an unborn deer) was discovered on a public pathway in Killarney National Park on St. Patrick's Day, in addition to the offal (internal organs of deer/wastage). Since the unfortunate discovery, the remains have been professionally discarded from the National Park. Killarney National Park has … Continue reading Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling
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