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  • Chris Packham’s Bioblitz Campaign – Coming to Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast

    Tuesday 17th April, 2018

    Bog Meadows Nature Reserve

    TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is to come to Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, in west Belfast, as part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science. His goal is to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat.

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  • Go wild for worms!

    Wednesday 28th March, 2018

    Robin with worm

    Gardeners are being urged to let soil breathe and welcome life-giving worms for this year's Wild About Gardens challenge from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts: Go Wild for Worms.

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  • New sightings spark hopes for endangered red squirrels in North Down

    Tuesday 27th March, 2018

    Red squirrel (c) R Surgenor

    A recent survey carried out by Ulster Wildlife has revealed new sightings of red squirrels in the Craigantlet Hills, as well as urban pine martens in Belfast, sparking fresh hope for these endangered mammals.

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  • Volunteers wanted to save Fermanagh’s red squirrels

    Monday 5th March, 2018

    (c) Christine Cassidy

    Are you nuts about red squirrels? Ulster Wildlife is leading a recruitment drive for volunteers in Fermanagh to save our last red squirrels.

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  • Volunteers sought to help red squirrels thrive in West Tyrone

    Thursday 22nd February, 2018

    Red squirrel (c) Desmond Loughrey

    Ulster Wildlife is appealing for volunteers to help protect remaining strongholds of red squirrels in West Tyrone.

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  • Young farmers take part in ambitious tree planting initiative

    Wednesday 21st February, 2018

    Young farmers from Crumlin and Kells & Connor YFCU planting trees at Mossley Mil

    Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster members have been digging deep this weekend by planting new trees at sites across Northern Ireland, as part of the One Million Trees in One Day initiative.

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  • Volunteers sought to help red squirrels thrive in Derry~Londonderry

    Thursday 8th February, 2018

    Red squirrel (c) Christine Cassidy

    Ulster Wildlife is appealing for volunteers to help protect one of the last remaining strongholds of red squirrels in Derry~Londonderry.

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  • 250 tyres dumped at Belfast wildlife haven

    Tuesday 6th February, 2018

    Over 250 tyres were dumped last week over the gate of Slievenacloy Nature Reserve in the Belfast Hills - an Area of Special Scientific Interest. Ulster Wildlife is appealing to the public to report any information to the Enforcement Officers at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

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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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