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  • Students create much-needed homes for endangered barn owls

    Thursday 6th December, 2018

    Volunteer barn owl officer Solene receiving the new nest boxes

    Creative woodwork students at North West Regional College have designed and manufactured ten bespoke owl boxes to assist us with our barn owl conservation work.

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  • Competition invites schoolchildren to tackle marine litter with art

    Wednesday 5th December, 2018

    2018 winner: Plastic Litter Fish by Mill Strand Integrated Primary School

    Schoolchildren across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to explore the growing problem of marine litter in our seas by creating a piece of artwork from everyday plastic items strewn across their local shores.

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  • Young people scoop top awards for championing nature

    Tuesday 27th November, 2018

    YFCU members receiving their Young Environmental Leader Awards

    Young people’s outstanding efforts in championing nature across Northern Ireland were recognised at the annual Grassroots Challenge Awards ceremony at Craigavon Civic Centre last week

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  • Bangor photographer’s baby owl is the face of our charity calendar

    Thursday 15th November, 2018

    Long-eared owl chick (c) Lesley Barker

    An adorable long-eared owl chick captured by Bangor photographer Lesley Barker is the face of Ulster Wildlife’s 2019 Calendar, which is on sale now to help raise vital funds for local wildlife.

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  • Belfast Zoo red squirrels provide welcome boost to Montalto Estate

    Wednesday 10th October, 2018

    Two red squirrels from Belfast Zoo have been released into Montalto Estate, in Ballynahinch, in a bid to boost numbers of this endangered mammal in County Down.

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  • Bumper brood of barn owls celebrated in Crumlin

    Thursday 26th July, 2018

    The five baby barn owls born near Crumlin (c) Antrim Lens

    Barn owls nesting on privately-owned farmland, near Crumlin, have given birth to five chicks this year, the largest brood recorded here according to conservationists.

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  • Dive into our ‘big blue planet’ this National Marine Week

    Wednesday 25th July, 2018

    Kids rockpooling (c) A Mustard/2020Vision

    ‘You don’t need to visit the topics to experience incredible marine life; it’s right here on your doorstep.’ That’s the message from Ulster Wildlife who is inviting everyone to dive into our ‘big blue planet’ this National Marine Week, from 28 July to 12 August, with a shoal of events lined-up around the coast.

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  • Volunteers sought to help red squirrels thrive in Ballynahinch

    Monday 25th June, 2018

    Red squirrel (c) Charles Thody

    Ulster Wildlife is appealing for volunteers to help protect red squirrels in Montalto Estate, in Ballynahinch, and the surrounding area, where a recent red squirrel sighting has sparked fresh hope for this endangered mammal.

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  • €8.3m boost to protect precious peatlands and wetlands in Ireland and Scotland

    Monday 25th June, 2018

    Curran Bog, near Bellaghy - a raised bog being targeted through CANN

    An €8.3m EU funded environmental project, which will help to restore natural habitats and protect endangered species across a range of project sites throughout Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland is now underway. Ulster Wildlife is one of the partners in the new Collaborative Action for the Natura Network (CANN), which is funded by the EU‟s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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  • Red squirrels born in zoo given new home at Silent Valley

    Wednesday 13th June, 2018

    Red squirrels born last year at Belfast Zoo (c) J Lees

    Two red squirrels born in Belfast Zoo have been released into Silent Valley Mountain Park, as part of a nationwide scheme to boost numbers of this much-loved but endangered mammal.

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