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Incredible humpback whale footage off Ireland’s south coast

Humpbacks and dolphins West Cork

This breathtaking drone footage of four Humpback Whales interacting with a pod of Short-beaked Common Dolphins was captured off the coast of West Cork in late April by researchers from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). The footage is part of an exciting new project called Whale Track….

Last chance to join us on a weekend wildlife extravaganza in West Cork

Were in the final stages of preparation for our Spring 2015 Discover Wildlife Weeekend which runs from the evening of Friday 08 May to lunchtime on Sunday 10 May 2015 at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. You can still join us Great news! We still have a few spaces available on….

Wildlife Volunteering in the Caribbean

A nesting sea turtle

Jade Whynne… Managing Director with V2 Volunteer & Vacation… introduces some of the benefits of volunteering on conservation projects abroad, looking specifically at some of the V2 conservation projects in the Caribbean. Beyond the view of the sandy beach and turquoise water that most of the millions of visitors that….

New wildlife walks get you closer to nature

Guided wildlife and nature walks in West Cork, Ireland

I love wildlife, and I love walking. Best of all I love walking where I can watch wildlife and share what I see with other interested people. It was on one of these wildlife walks on the stunning West Cork coastline (see the photo — no exaggeration) that I had….

Join us for a spring wildlife extravaganza this April

Little Egret

One of the most appealing things about nature is that you never really know what to expect. Every time you venture outdoors there’s a sense of heightened anticipation as you wonder what you might encounter. In Ireland at least that sense of the unknown tends to include the weather. This….

IWDG humpback research charter opened to non-members

Humpback whale off West Cork

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has opened up a research charter scheduled for tomorrow morning to non-members. The formerly “members only” research trip is hoping to find and photograph the humpback whale confirmed in the area yesterday afternoon, and is scheduled to leave Reen Pier, Union Hall, West….

West Cork Whale Watching: Front Page News

A humpback whale breaches alongside a botat in West Cork (c) Simon Duggan

Whale watching in West Cork is in the news again after this incredible shot made the front page of several national newspapers today. A humpback breaching off the West Cork Coast (c) Simon Duggan, All Rights Reserved It is a once-in-a-lifetime moment captured by whale watcher and long time Irish Whale and….

2012 Summer Whale Watching Courses from the IWDG

If you’re looking for a fun, educational wildlife weekend check out the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s summer whalewatching courses. Cape Clear Island in West Cork offers a fantastic vantage point for shore-based cetacean watching amidst fantastic wild scenery. That’s why it’s the IWDG’s destination of choice for their popular….

Top 10 Tips for Eco Tourists from the IUCN

An orangutan in the wildlife.

With summer only around the corner, and the popularity of eco-tourism on the rise, many of us will be looking at to consolidate our love of nature with our annual holiday this year. With that in mind The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a set….