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Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Robin - The Christmas Bird

The robin, not the turkey, is the real Christmas bird; you'll find him on cards, cakes and Christmas trees.  But is Robin Redbreast having us on?  Is he really the friendly and gentle little fellow he seems?  Does he deserve his special Christmas place?  Dr. Richard Collins, scientific adviser to Mooney Goes Wild, investigates!  To read more about this special documentary, and to listen to the programme, click here.

Each week, we receive lots of your photos and videos into our inbox, either looking for ID or sharing a great shot! Over the next few weeks, we'll be contacting some of you to check if we can add these to our new gallery page on Flickr! So if you would like your picture to be featured, send it to us care of Tell us your name, where you took the photo, and a bit about it. Please also confirm that you took the picture yourself, and that we have permission to post it into our Gallery.

To visit the RTÉ Nature Photo Gallery, click here.



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