Get in touch
Ulster Wildlife, McClelland House, 10 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tel: 028 9045 4094
Tel: 028 9046 3109
Unfortunately, as a nature conservation charity, we do not offer a general service for the care and rehabilitation of injured wildlife. Please find below a list of organisations and individuals to contact for help.
|All wildlife - rehabilitation||Debbie Doolittle's Wild Life||028 9082 5742; 0772 4459881|
|All wildlife - veterinary care||Vets Now||028 9065 1729|
|All wildlife - rehabilitation and advice||USPCA||028 3025 1000|
|Bats - rehabilitation and advice||NI Bat Group||028 9039 5264|
|Birds of prey - advice||Raptor Rescue||0870 2410609|
|Birds of prey - rehabilitation||Irish Hawking Club||00353 857117863|
|Foxes - advice||National Fox Welfare Society||01933 411996 or 0777 818 3954|
|Seals - rehabilitation and advice||Exploris Aquarium||028 4272 8062|
If you find a live or dead stranded whale, dolphin, porpoise, or basking shark please report it to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) on (028) 7082 3600 immediately.
If you find a seal which is ashore and looks like it may be injured or malnourished, please do not touch it or chase it back into the sea. Observe from a distance and keep dogs and people away from it. Call Exploris Aquarium on (028) 4272 8062 immediately for further advice and assistance.
Dead seals or otters can be reported to DAERA by emailing email@example.com stating the location and details and attaching any photos of the dead animal.
Wildlife crime involves any action which contravenes current legislation protecting Northern Ireland’s wild animals and plants. Wildlife crime includes everything from the persecution of bats, badgers and birds of prey to illegal poaching of fish and illegal trade of endangered species.
Any information about wildlife crime should be reported immediately to the PSNI on telephone 101.
Describe your call as a Wildlife Crime report
Give details of the crime: the who, what, where, when and how
Ask for an incident reference number.
For more information about wildlife crime and what to do if you witness a wildlife crime, visit www.wildlifecrimeni.org
We receive lots of enquiries in the summer about baby birds out of nests. In most cases, a baby bird should be left alone unless it is hurt or in immediate danger. Follow the useful advice below before you decide to intervene.
Planning & wildlife
As a small charity, unfortunately, we don't have the resources or capacity to advise on individual planning enquiries. The best thing to do is to engage with the process via the Planning NI Portal and take a look at the useful planning pack produced by RSPB NI to help guide you through the planning system and help protect the wildlife that's important to you.
Media or filming enquiries
We can provide stories, quotes and features about our stunning wildlife, wild places and nature conservation work across NI.
If you are a journalist or production company with an enquiry, interview request or seeking permission to film at one of our nature reserves, please contact Kelly Muldoon on 028 9046 3105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers & talks enquiries
We offer a general talk on some of the key areas of our work to community groups. The talk lasts around 45 mins and gives a colourful insight into our work to protect wildlife and wild places across Northern Ireland.
To help cover our time and support our work for wildlife, we ask for a donation of £40. For the further details on availability please contact 028 9046 3108 or email email@example.com
Ulster Wildlife wants to exceed your expectation in everything we do. However, we know that there may be times when we do not meet our own high standards. When this happens, we want to hear about it, in order to deal with the situation as quickly as possible and put measures in place to stop it happening again.