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There's a variety of wildlife and nature programmes on radio and TV at the moment - here are some of our highlights of the week. If you notice something that you think would be of interest to our listeners, please let us know by e-mailing mooney@rte.ie!

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

02:10   RTÉ One   It's A Park's Life (R, ISL, S)

04:50   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, ISL, S)

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

20:30   RTÉ One   Ear To The Ground (S)

21:30   TG4   Tithe Cois Farraige [Sile Nic Chonaonaigh discovers a seaside cottage with a grass roof on Mayo's coastline] (OS)

22:00   TG4   Hector Central [Hector O hEochagain travels from Costa Rica through Nicaragua, to Monteverde]

Friday, February 23rd 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

12:15   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:55   TG4   WAC (OS)

22:30   RTÉ Radio 1 Seascapes [The maritime programme with Fergal Keane]

Saturday, February 24th 2018

07:30   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

08:00   RTÉ Radio 1   CountryWide

08:50   RTÉ One   Natural World (R, S)

09:20   RTÉ lyric fm   'Nature File' on 'Daybreak With Evonne Ferguson' ['Nature File' is a new weekly glimpse into the natural world.  Each week, ecologist Anja Murray presents new stories about wild plants, animals, and the world around us.]

10:00   RTÉ Radio 1 Extra   Mooney Goes Wild [repeat of programme broadcast previous Sunday night on RTÉ Radio 1]

15:45   RTÉ 2   Natural World (S)

Sunday, February 25th 2018

07:15   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

13:10   RTÉ One   Ear To The Ground [Helen Carroll visits a farmer in Co. Westmeath to discover how he lost €10,000 in eight weeks] (R, S)

14:40   RTÉ One   Natural World (R, S)

18:30   RTÉ 2   Coast Australia (S)

22:00   RTÉ Radio 1   Mooney Goes Wild

Monday, February 26th 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

12:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R)

23:35   RTÉ One   Eco Eye [Dr. Lara Dungan examines what entirely electric transport options could look like in Ireland] (R)

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

12:15   RTÉ One   The Zoo [Documentary series] (R, S)

19:00   RTÉ One   Eco Eye [Duncan Stewart seeks eco-friendly versions of common household chemicals] (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   It's A Park's Life [Cameras offer a glimpse at one of Ireland's most-visited public spaces - Phoenix Park] (R, S)

Wednesday, February 28th 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   The Zoo [While the keepers are busy, the elephants have fun taking a mud bath, and there's a red panda meet-up] (R, S)

Thursday, March 1st 2018

01:55   RTÉ One   It's A Park's Life (R, ISL, S)

04:10   RTÉ One   Francis Brennan's Grand Vietnamese Tour (R, ISL, S)

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

20:30   RTÉ One   FINAL: Ear To The Ground [Helen is in Co. Cork to see what can be done to stop the illegal dumping epidemic around the country, and Darragh travels to Cork University Hospital to see what links, if any, there are between Johne's Disease in cattle and Crohn's Disease in humans] (S)

21:30   TG4   Tithe Cois Farraige [Sile Nic Chonaonaigh explores the coastline of Connemara in Galway, and visits An Clochán] (OS)

22:00   TG4   Hector Central [Hector O hEochagain explores Leon in Nicaragua]

10:30   TG4   Fíorscéal [Featuring Megeti, a lone Ethiopian wolf who wanders across the highlands on a quest to find a new home after losing her pack and suddenly being left to fend for herself alone] (OS)

Friday, March 2nd 2018

11:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

12:15   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:55   TG4   WAC (OS)

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60

22:30   RTÉ Radio 1   Seascapes [The maritime programme with Fergal Keane]



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