Read More on Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 3PM Tally

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Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 3PM Tally

Just when it looked like University of Limerick might take the lead, NUIGalway kicked ahead again. Looks like NUI Galway have a skilled bryophyte (mosses) recorder on their team! UCC are making steady progress keeping pace with the two leading … Continued

Read More on Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 1PM Tally

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Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 1PM Tally

Well things are really hotting up at this stage. University of Limerick has made a huge jump and are almost level with NUIGalway, thanks to a large number of plant records. UCC also have increased the number of records with … Continued

Read More on Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 11AM Tally

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Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 – 11AM Tally

Congratulation to all four campuses competing in the Intervarsity BioBlitz. At 11:00hrs NUIGalway are in the lead with 250 records. They have done very well with recording plants. University of Limerick is a surprise packet as it is in second … Continued

Read More on Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 is Live

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Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015 is Live

We are delighted that this year, four third level institutes will participate in Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015. intervarsity BioBlitz is a race against time where different campuses compete to record as many species as possible over a 24 hour period. This year’s event will … Continued

Read More on Island BioBlitz 2016

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Island BioBlitz 2016

Proposals for running a special Island BioBlitz in 2016 have been announced by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The National Biodiversity Data Centre is proposing to run an exciting ‘Island BioBlitz’ event in June 2016. BioBliltz is a race against time … Continued

Read More on All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released

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All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released

Ireland joins a small number of countries in Europe who have developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination service. Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed a shared Plan that identifies 81 actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly. For more information visit http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/irish-pollinator-initiative/all-ireland-pollinator-plan/ … Continued

Read More on Data Centre publishes its Annual Review 2014

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Data Centre publishes its Annual Review 2014

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has just published its Annual Review 2014. The review provides an overview of the different work programmes that were delivered by the National Biodiversity Data Centre during the year. The core work of the Data Centre … Continued

Read More on Species Alert – Crayfish plague 2015

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Species Alert – Crayfish plague 2015

View Press Release issued 17/08/2015 Species Alert for: Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). Issued by: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Reason for issue: Preliminary DNA diagnosis shows Crayfish plague as present on the Bruskey/Erne River at Killydoon, near Ballinagh, … Continued

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Crayfish identification tips

A Species Alert has been issued for Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). It is unknown how the plague may have reached the infected sites but it can be been introduced through infected equipment or through introduction of a non-native crayfish species … Continued

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