Freshwater Pearl Mussel – Saving an ancient species under threat. 17 March

Choose to do something Green starting on St Patrick’s Day…

In conversation with Marie Louise Heffernan CEnv MCIEEM, The Ecology Centre, Letterfrack


17 March at 7.30pm

Free Event

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Where have all the salmon gone? 24 March

In conversation with John Murphy

Salmon Watch Ireland has highlighted, since it’s inception in 2004, the alarming decline of Atlantic salmon and sea trout in Ireland. Ireland’s Atlantic Salmon resource is rapidly declining from the historic adult runs of up to 2 million fish in the 1970’s to less than 250 thousand fish now reaching our shores.We...

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Ash dieback – a loss for the nation. 31 March

In conversation with Dr Frances Giaquinto CEnv MCIEEM

Ecological Research and Practice

Invasive alien tree pathogens could become the environmental tragedy of our times. Here, the spread of ash dieback disease in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe is described, and the potential for the arrival and spread of other lethal tree diseases is explained....

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Common Scoters – rare breeding ducks on Lough Corrib. 7 April

In conversation with Jackie Hunt MCIEEM MSc

Irish Name: Scótar
Scientific name: Melanitta nigra
Bird Family: Ducks

Resident and winter visitor from the Continent to all Irish coasts between October and April.

Medium-sized, plump duck usually seen in large flocks offshore. At closer range, males with yellow knob at base of bill....

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Can the Dawn Chorus help save our species? 14 April

In conversation with Birdwatch Ireland

Since the first lockdown last year, more people than ever have been listening to birds singing. Identifying those birds through their songs and learning more about them can lead us to better understand how we can help conserve their species – and ours!

Joe Lennon is Chairman of the BirdWatch Ireland Wicklow Branch....

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