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Cork wildlife group needs frog survey volunteers

Cork Frog Survey Poster

Frogs play an important role in our lives; they are great pest controllers in our gardens and on farms by eating slugs, worms and flies, while otters and herons rely on frogs to supplement their diets. Ireland has only one native frog species, the common frog, Rana temporaria. It is….

Irish Wildlife wins prestigious national magazine award

Irish Wildlife, the membership magazine of the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT), has won the “Customer Magazine of the Year” category in the prestigious Irish Magazine Awards 2013. Irish wildlife is a quarterly magazine that showcases wildlife, nature and conservation issues, feature articles and news from all over Ireland. Its unique….

Cork Branch IWT Ladybird Workshop 17/06/2012

The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust will be hosting a free Ladybird Workshop on Sunday the 17 June, 10:30am at the Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre near Cobh, Co. Cork. The event is free of charge and open to all. It will be led by Stephen McCormack and….

Seals shot in Co. Waterford; IWT calls for full investigation

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is calling on the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Gardaí to launch a full investigation into the killing of seals in Co. Waterford. Two grey seals were discovered on Tuesday 21 February near Tramore, Co. Waterford with horrific gunshot wounds to the head. The….

Irish wild boars not an invasive species says IWT

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has hit out at Invasive Species Ireland for the classification of the once native wild boar (Sus scrofa) as an official invasive species here. The move comes on the back of a number of sightings of boar around Ireland over recent years – most recently….