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  • Bee Creative in the Garden!

    Monday 27th March, 2017

    Buff-tailed bumblebee (c) J Hawkins

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to urge gardeners to do more to help protect bumblebees and solitary bees, heroes of the pollinator world.

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  • Budding Attenboroughs get set for career in conservation, thanks to National Lottery funding

    Monday 13th March, 2017

    Trainees will learn to id wildlife with help from experts as part of programme

    Twenty-one budding Attenboroughs from Northern Ireland are set to get the skills and training to pursue a career in nature conservation, thanks to a new three-year programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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  • New research highlights skills gaps in the environmental conservation sector

    Tuesday 7th March, 2017

    Results will help shape environmental training for young people

    Lantra, in conjunction with Ulster Wildlife, recently undertook research looking at employability skills in Northern Ireland’s environmental conservation sector.

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  • Vital volunteers needed to save our last red squirrels

    Friday 24th February, 2017

    Red Squirrel © Christine Cassidy

    Are you nuts about red squirrels? We're leading a recruitment drive for volunteers across Northern Ireland to save our last red squirrels.

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  • Fermanagh man makes the cut to raise funds for nature

    Wednesday 1st February, 2017

    Elvin Higgins, before he cut his hair and after

    A Fermanagh wildlife enthusiast has been growing his hair and beard, for almost two years, to raise funds for local nature conservation charity Ulster Wildlife.

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  • Do something for nature in 2017

    Tuesday 3rd January, 2017

    Elephant hawkmoth on flower

    With the New Year, comes new year’s resolutions! This year, why not make a pledge to do something for nature?

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  • Ulster Wildlife expresses concern over badger cull plans

    Monday 19th December, 2016

    Badger cubs (c) E Neep

    Ulster Wildlife has expressed concern about the strategy on bovine TB (bTB) eradication for Northern Ireland which was launched last week by the TB Strategic Partnership Group. This could see large numbers of healthy badgers culled within ten intervention areas across Northern Ireland.

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  • Four new marine protected areas welcomed for NI's seas

    Tuesday 13th December, 2016

    Black guillemot (c) Christine Cassidy

    The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF), a coalition of ten environmental organisations including Ulster Wildlife, today welcomed the designation of four new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) for our seas.

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  • Trainees set for future wild career after year-long traineeship

    Monday 12th December, 2016

    2016 trainees receiving their certificates

    Thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future Programme, six passionate and talented trainees from Ulster Wildlife are celebrating their success having completed a year-long paid nature skills traineeship.

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  • John Lewis Christmas advert will bring joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Fox featured in John Lewis Christmas Advert

    The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis’s Christmas campaign charity partner.

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