Zoology

Doubling the number of Wild Tigers by 2022

December 21, 2016 0

13 Tiger Countries have vowed to double the number of Wild tigers by 2022 but is it achievable? 100 years ago there were estimated to be over 100,000 tigers in the wild, however in recent […]

Zoology

Bumping into Gaboon Adders!

December 13, 2016 0

For years I had dreamt of seeing a Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) out in the wild. It has to be one of the most beautiful snakes in the world! It captivates many, and sparks interest, […]

A beautifully posed Peacock butterfly showing those distinctive eyespots, this particular individual looks very fresh and is in pristine condition – Oisín Duffy
ID Guide

Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) — ID Guide

December 7, 2016 0

The Peacock Butterfly is one of our most distinctive butterfly species, it is large and brightly coloured and once seen, it is not easily forgotten. This species follows on from the last two in that […]

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Flabellina pedata — ID Guide

December 5, 2016 0

Flabellina pedata unfortunately has no common name (though is sometimes synonymised as Doris pedata or Coryphella pedata). It is a species of Nudibranch, a marine mollusc, so called as their gills are not enclosed and […]

Zoology

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 […]

Zoology

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 […]

Opinion

Wildlife programmes

November 24, 2016 2

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 […]

ID Guide

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 […]

Zoology

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 […]

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