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  • 25 Year Plan now needed for Northern Ireland’s environment

    Thursday 11th January, 2018

    Barn Owl (c) Andy Rouse 2020 Vision

    As the UK Government today published its long-awaited 25 Year Plan for the Environment, a coalition of environmental NGOs, including Ulster Wildlife, is calling for a similar long-term strategy to protect the environment in Northern Ireland.

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  • Traineeship opens path for career in nature conservation

    Thursday 7th December, 2017

    Trainees who completed their one-year traineeship with Ulster Wildlife

    Achieving employment in any job is challenging in today’s current economic climate, but when it is your dream job within the environment sector, it is particularly tough. Thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future Programme, seven passionate and talented trainees are celebrating their success having completed a year-long paid traineeship with Ulster Wildlife.

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  • Competition invites students to tackle marine litter with art

    Tuesday 5th December, 2017

    Ophelia the Octopus (c) Kodiak High 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 celebrated for going wild for nature

    Friday 24th November, 2017

    Simon King meets young nature champions on the Comber Greenway

    Young people’s outstanding efforts in championing wildlife across Northern Ireland were recognised at the inaugural Grassroots Challenge Awards last night (23 November), in W5, hosted by TV wildlife presenter and naturalist Simon King.

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  • Top wildlife wonders to experience this winter

    Tuesday 21st November, 2017

    Otter (c) Elliott Smith

    With the days getting colder and darker, it might be tempting to curl up indoors, but DON’T! There are plenty of wildlife wonders to experience this winter. So wrap up warm and see how many you can tick off!

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  • Desmond’s fox is face of charity calendar

    Monday 20th November, 2017

    Fox cub by Desmond Loughery: the face of our 2018 Charity Calendar

    An inquisitive fox cub, captured by Limavady photographer Desmond Loughery, is the new face of a festive fundraising drive by Ulster Wildlife.

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  • New report links volunteering in nature with better mental health

    Tuesday 10th October, 2017

    Volunteers who took part in a beach clean

    The Wildlife Trusts have published a new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health.

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  • Volunteers wanted to help with Coastwatch Survey

    Tuesday 19th September, 2017

    Coastwatch Surveys

    Ulster Wildlife is urging people from all walks of life to get out to their local shoreline over the next month, until 15 October, to take part in Ireland’s largest citizen science survey of our coast.

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  • Elusive barn owl caught on camera in Co Antrim

    Monday 18th September, 2017

    Barn owl hunting near Lough Neagh (c) Antrim Lens

    If you’ve been lucky enough to spot a barn owl in Northern Ireland, you’ll never forget the experience. It’s ghostly-white appearance, heart-shaped face and silent flight is truly breathtaking. After months of searching for signs of barn owls on a farm estate in Co Antrim, Crumlin man Ciarán, a volunteer field worker with Ulster Wildlife and keen wildlife photographer, finally saw the iconic bird in all its glory and captured these amazing pictures.

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  • Go Wild at Bog Meadows Family Fun Day

    Tuesday 22nd August, 2017

    World of owls

    Families seeking a wild day out are invited to Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, in west Belfast, on Saturday 26 August for a host of free and fun-filled activities, organised by Ulster Wildlife.

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