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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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  • Young farmers dip below the waves with Grassroots Challenge

    Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

    YFCU- Snorkel Safari

    Young farmers from across Northern Ireland discovered more about Northern Ireland’s fascinating marine life recently on their first ever YFCU Snorkel Safari.

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  • Get your dose of Vitamin Sea this National Marine Week

    Thursday 20th July, 2017

    Get your dose of Vitamin Sea this National Marine Week

    Dip into a shoal of events around Northern Ireland’s coast from 29 July – 13 August.

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  • National Meadows Day Putting Northern Ireland's meadows back on the map

    Wednesday 21st June, 2017


    National Meadows Day, dedicated to celebrating and protecting our vanishing wildflower meadows and the wealth of wildlife they support, will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017. This year's National Meadows Day promises to be the biggest yet, with activities taking place across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

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  • AES puts its power into plan to protect wildlife

    Friday 16th June, 2017

    Launch of AES Biodiversity Action Plan at Kilroot

    A plan to protect and enhance the wildlife surrounding two of Northern Ireland’s largest power stations has been launched today electricity generator AES UK & Ireland, in partnership withUlster Wildlife.

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  • Volunteers needed to transform the fortunes of barn owls

    Thursday 18th May, 2017

    Barn owl (c) Margaret Holland

    Wildlife lovers are being urged to help safeguard one of Northern Ireland’s most endangered birds, by getting involved in Ulster Wildlife’s annual survey of barn owls this summer.

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