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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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  • New research reveals nature’s beauty increases happiness

    Friday 18th May, 2018

    This June’s 30 Days Wild challenge from The Wildlife Trust encourages people to notice nature on their doorstep every single day and has now been proven to make us happier.

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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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