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    Zoology

    Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

    It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as [...]
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    Zoology

    Ireland’s International Falconry Meet

    This year Ireland hosted the International Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) Annual Council of Delegates meeting. The Irish Hawking Club was more than delighted to host the 47th Annual Council [...]
  • Figure 2. Merlin Woods is home to a number of birds.
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    Wildlife programmes

    With a new series of Planet Earth generating a lot of excitement, Spring, Autumn and Winterwatch on the BBC and Living the Wildlife on RTE, it’s perhaps time to return to an article from a [...]
  • A beautiful fresh example of a Red Admiral, showing that the undersides of butterflies can be even more interesting than the top – Oisín Duffy
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    Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) — ID Guide

    The Red Admiral butterfly is perhaps one of the best known species, even if people haven’t seen the species, most will recognise the name. The species also follows on nicely from our last profile on [...]
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    Zoology

    Sentinels of the South African Escarpment

    Authors: Melanie Burke and Sandi Willows-Munro Are these bearded ‘giants’ being held captive by their genetics? My study focuses on elucidating whether these majestic birds are suffering the consequences of reduced genetic variation in comparison [...]

Latest Articles

  • Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

    December 1, 2016 0
    It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as [...]
  • Ireland’s International Falconry Meet

    November 28, 2016 0
    This year Ireland hosted the International Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) Annual Council of Delegates meeting. The Irish Hawking Club was more than delighted to host the 47th Annual Council [...]
  • Wildlife programmes

    November 24, 2016 0
    With a new series of Planet Earth generating a lot of excitement, Spring, Autumn and Winterwatch on the BBC and Living the Wildlife on RTE, it’s perhaps time to return to an article from a [...]
  • Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) — ID Guide

    November 23, 2016 0
    The Red Admiral butterfly is perhaps one of the best known species, even if people haven’t seen the species, most will recognise the name. The species also follows on nicely from our last profile on [...]
  • Sentinels of the South African Escarpment

    November 18, 2016 3
    Authors: Melanie Burke and Sandi Willows-Munro Are these bearded ‘giants’ being held captive by their genetics? My study focuses on elucidating whether these majestic birds are suffering the consequences of reduced genetic variation in comparison [...]
  • Reticulated dragonet (Callionymus reticulata) — ID Guide

    November 15, 2016 0
    Rare or under recorded? This common inshore fish can be difficult to identify in the wild due to the presence of 2 other similar dragonet species in Irish inshore waters, the common (Callionymus lyra) and [...]
  • Sperm whales can change your life: Trying to find their hideouts in Irish waters

    November 10, 2016 0
    For as long as I remember I was always dreaming about working on the research and conservation of marine mammals. My journey in the science of biology was full of obstacles but my steps were [...]
  • Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) — ID Guide

    November 8, 2016 0
    There are over 30 species of butterfly found in Ireland, some which carry out their full life cycle here and others which migrate. As with many other taxonomic groups there are some species which have [...]
  • Brexit and the Impact on Britain’s Wildlife

    November 4, 2016 0
    There has been a lot of negative news coverage concerning the impact of Brexit on the UK wildlife. But is it all doom and gloom? Whether people were in support of Brexit or opposed to [...]
  • The Mystery of Migrating Bumblebees

    November 3, 2016 2
    Bumbling across the North Sea, the flight direction of bees could be more systematic than you might think. Will Hawkes contemplates a time when the geography of Europe was very different. On one of the [...]
  • Environment in the News: Keeping us Oblivious

    November 1, 2016 0
    This article was reproduced from ThinkVine. When it comes to accessing information, most of us find it in published or broadcast news outlets; including newspapers, TV, radio, and little click-bait articles on our Facebook feeds. [...]
  • Talking croc on the croc-free continent

    October 27, 2016 0
    The very first European Croc Networking Meeting (ECNM) can be summed up as short but sweet. Like Stevia. Ridiculously sweet. The ECNM were the brain-child of some of the European members of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile [...]

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