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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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  • Act for bats!

    Tuesday 18th October, 2016

    Wild About Gardens Week - (c) A. Lewis

    Gardeners urged to take action to help the stars of the night.

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  • HRH The Earl of Wessex praises young DofE wildlife champions

    Tuesday 11th October, 2016

    HRH Earl of Wessex meeting young farmers & pupils from Beechlawn

    HRH The Earl of Wessex, visited Hillsborough Castle today to meet with young people undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), as part of a tour marking the DofE Charity’s 60th anniversary.

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  • Grassroots initiative helps young people champion nature

    Tuesday 27th September, 2016

    Minister McIlveen joins Kristina McKeag to launch Grassroots Challenge

    The future’s bright for Northern Ireland’s young people and wildlife thanks to a brand new initiative led by Ulster Wildlife – the Grassroots Challenge.

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  • Citizen scientists urged to get involved in Coastwatch Surveys

    Wednesday 21st September, 2016

    Launching Coastwatch Surveys at Warrenpoint

    Members of the public are being urged to get out to their local shoreline from 15 September until 15 October to take part in Ireland’s largest citizen science survey of our coast.

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  • Discover Milford Cutting Nature Reserve

    Friday 26th August, 2016

    Willow warbler (c) Margaret Holland

    Join Ulster Wildlife at Milford Cutting Nature Reserve, outside Armagh, on Saturday 10th September to discover the unique wildlife and history of this former railway cutting, featured on BBC’s Walk the Line.

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  • Enjoy at taste of the wild at Cushendall

    Friday 26th August, 2016

    Dermot Hugues leading Forage Event

    Discover delicious wild food along our coast by joining Ulster Wildlife and Forage Ireland at Cushendall on Saturday 10 September for a coastal foraging workshop. Find out what’s good to eat and what isn’t, and learn more about the wildlife of our wild, but accessible, shores.

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  • Former sewage lagoons to be transformed into wildlife haven

    Thursday 25th August, 2016

    Hydroseeding of site gets underway

    A series of former sewage sludge lagoons outside Craigavon, known as Ballynacor, are being transformed into a haven for wildflowers and threatened pollinators.

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