Category: Biodiversity

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7 Fungi Facts

7 Fun facts about fungi! Fungus, plural fungi, is any member of the group of about 144,000 known eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which includes yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, and mushrooms. 
They are found in just about any habitat but most live on the land, mainly in soil or on plant material, and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Some also live in the sea or in fresh water.

Marine Conservation and Disturbance

Marine Conservation and Disturbance

The waters around NI are full of a rich array of marine wildlife including dolphins, sharks, seals, jellyfish and much more. We have eleven species

Nature Positive 2030

The Nature Positive 2030 Report sets out how the UK can meet its commitments in the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, and ensure that nature’s recovery plays a critical role in our path to Net Zero.

COP 15 – Biological Diversity

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity will take place in Kunming, China, from 11-24 October 2021.
COP 15 will set out the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, including a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.

Peatlands Restoration at CAFRE’s Hill Farm Centre

CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise) is developing ecosystem service delivery from the peatlands of its Hill Farm Centre in Glenwherry Co Antrim, through a 10-year re-wetting and restoration programme, that commenced in 2020. 
Learn more about the valuable work being done to restore this valuable natural resource.

Invasive Non-Native Species

What are invasive species and where do they come from? Invasive Non-Native species (INNS) are species that have been introduced (deliberately or accidentally) by humans

The life of a Northern Ireland Beekeeper

Sinead Mulvaney describes her life as a beekeeper and explains why it’s a fascinating pastime. Last Tuesday morning I found myself driving carefully around the

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Migrating Birds

Migrating birds, Swallows, Swifts and House Martins come here during the summer months to breed. As Autumn draws near, we will begin to see them

Let's break a world record!

Commit to take climate action and be part of the largest global effort to set the Guinness World Records Title for the most people pledging climate action in one month. Can we count you in too?