Mooney Goes Wild Sunday 26 June 2016

Hornøya's Seabird Colony

From June 10th to July 12th, you can follow a live show from a bird cliff on an island called Hornøya, in the distant north-east of Norway.  About 100,000 sea birds are nesting in the steep mountainside at Hornøya, near Vardø in Finnmark.




For more information about the project, location, seabirds, and for all the links to the live streams, click here!

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Mooney Goes Wild

Mooney Goes Wild

Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms.

European Bee Week

European Bee Week

Last week, the 'European Week of Bees and Pollination' took place in Brussels. Bees are in decline, which is a sad fact, but it's also very worrying because, without them, how could the plants we rely upon for food actually become pollinated? The economic significance of this is enormous and it's becoming a matter of urgent concern.

European Bee Week 2016

European Bee Week 2016

Last week, the ‘European Week of Bees and Pollination’ took place in Brussels, where representatives of European and national institutions, beekeepers, farmers, researchers and animal health experts all came together to discuss the most recent developments in beekeeping and urge policy makers to address the problems they face. Bees are becoming more susceptible to disease, they’re losing essential habitat, pushed out by intensive land use, they’re falling victim to pesticides used by farmers and they’re even being detrimentally affected by climate change. 

The World President of Apimondia, that’s the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations, is Philip McCabe, who’s a very familiar voice here on Mooney Goes Wild.  Philip was one of the keynote speakers at the conference which took place over a two day period, and our very own Dr Richard Collins was also there…          

Mairéad McGuinness with               Philip McCabe and Gerry Ryan  












Gerry Ryan, Dr Richard Collins, Philip McCabe and Eamon Magee


Philip McCabe, World Beekeeping President, and Prince Albert of Monaco share a light moment at the Beekeepers Conference in Brussels










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