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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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  • Get ready for a ‘Summer of Wildlife’ at Bog Meadows

    Tuesday 12th June, 2018

    Girls with bird in hands

    Families across West Belfast can look forward to another jam-packed programme of FREE wild events and activities at Bog Meadows Nature Reserve this summer.

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  • Public urged to get hooked on sharks this World Ocean’s Day

    Friday 8th June, 2018

    Kids looking at shark egg cases

    Ulster Wildlife is encouraging sea anglers and coast lovers to get involved in efforts to protect some of our most endangered marine wildlife: sharks, skates and rays, as we mark World Ocean’s Day today (8 June).

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  • Making wildlife conservation crystal clear

    Monday 21st May, 2018

    Fermanagh-based glass manufacturing, filling and logistics firm Encirc is making protecting wildlife and wild places its business by supporting the work of local nature conservation charity Ulster Wildlife.

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