National Biodiversity Week 2018

  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

Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Basking Shark  The basking shark is not only the biggest fish in Irish waters, but also the second largest fish in the ocean, behind the enormous whale shark. The basking shark belongs to the same family as the great white shark and has the most teeth of any shark. Despite this fact, the basing shark … Continue reading Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

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

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

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

New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

The Corncrake (Crex crex) could once be found throughout the island of Ireland. Now, after decades of habitat degradation, these birds are only found in the West and North-West, in areas of Donegal, Mayo and Connemara. In their sixth State of the Environment Report, released in November 2016, the EPA stated that, should current practices continue, … Continue reading New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

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

Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Raptor education in Clare Primary Schools  Clare County Council Heritage Officer, Congella McGuire, has released a statement saying that every child in all primary schools within Clare will receive workbooks on Raptors that can be found within the county. The Heritage Officer stated that: "The aim of the upcoming information workbooks is to increase appreciation and … Continue reading Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Sixth Case of Bird Flu found in Ireland

Another case of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has been discovered in Ireland, making it the sixth case on the island over the last few months. The first case of the virus was discovered in a Duck (Wigeon) in Co. Wexford on 28th December 2016. The bird was discovered alive but unable to fly and it was … Continue reading Sixth Case of Bird Flu found in Ireland