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  • Traineeship opens path to wild career for six passionate people

    Wednesday 13th March, 2019

    Trainees receiving their Lantra certificate

    Thanks to funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Nature Skills NI Programme, six passionate and talented people are celebrating their success having completed a year-long paid traineeship with Ulster Wildlife.

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  • 2019 All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey Launched

    Monday 11th March, 2019

    Red squirrel (c) Lesley Barker

    Members of the public are invited to participate in an All-Ireland Citizen Science survey and record their sightings of red squirrels, grey squirrels and pine martens.

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  • NIE Networks helps employees become more 'wildlife aware'

    Wednesday 6th March, 2019

    Launch of NIE Networks 'Wildlife Aware' Guide

    NIE Networks has been working with Ulster Wildlife to train employees about some of Northern Ireland’s most protected wildlife, as part of our ongoing partnership.

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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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