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New Biodiversity Maps system a “game changer” for conservation

Biodiversity Maps Interface

The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) has launched a major upgrade to its online data portal, Biodiversity Maps. The new system offers enhanced online access to the Centre’s national repository of sightings data, consisting of more than four million verified records from multiple sources spanning almost 16,000 species. The system….

Irish Wildflowers: a fantastic native flower ID resource

This week’s Site of the Week is Irish Wildlflowers. I don’t know about you, but while I marvel at the beautiful intricacy of our native Irish wildflower species, I often struggle to identify them. There’s no substitute for a really good wildflower field guide, of course, but if you find….

Irish Wildlife Matters: wildlife rescue in Ireland, what to do and who to contact

This weeks featured “Site of the Week” is Irish Wildlife Matters: a fantastic online resource that outlines what you should do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife. The site offers advice, support and, crucially, a network of nationwide wildlife rehabilitation contacts. At this time of year there tends to….

Invasive Species Ireland: Protecting Ireland’s Biodiversity

Site of the week is a new weekly feature highlighting an Irish website dedicated to wildlife, nature or conservation. This week the featured site is Invasive Species Ireland – which works to highlight the threat posed to our wildlife by introduced invasive species. The introduction of non-native plant and animal….