State Of The World’s Plants...
For the very first time, a global assessment of our world’s flora has been carried out. The State of the World’s Plants report, compiled by Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, shows that 1 in 5 species are at risk of extinction. Eimear Nic Lughadha leads the Conservation Assessment and Analysis team at Kew in the UK, and spoke to Eanna ni Lamhna about compiling the data for this groundbreaking report...
A new study of the red-backed fairy-wren shows that the pairs which sing together were significantly more likely to stay together. Richard Collins talks to the ornithologist who conducted the research, Daniel T. Baldassarre, of the University of Miami...
Wildlife Of Dublin Bay
Reporter Terry Flanagan sets off on a Biosphere Discovery Tour around Dublin Bay; visit rte.ie/mooney to find out how you could win cruise around Dublin's Biosphere; comp ends at 9am on Wed. Aug. 24th 2016.
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 21/08/16
On MGW tonight: Wildlife Of Dublin Bay; Faithful Fairy-Wrens; State Of The World’s Plants...
Review: Finding Dory
As Pixar's forgetful blue tang returns, we send marine biologist Ken Whelan and MGW's Eanna ni Lamhna off to the flicks to appraise Finding Dory, along with young reviewers Eliza Rogan and Kate Kelly and Rachel Foley...
Chris Wilson & The Butterflies Of Raven Wood
Terry Flanagan visits the Raven Nature Reserve in Wexford to find out how the late naturalist Chris Wilson is being remembered with a new leaflet on butterflies; he talks to Mary Foley, Dr. Tomás Murray and Don Conroy...
The Dunnocks Of Cambridgeshire
Please note, some of the content in this podcast may not be suitable for children. Richard Collins meets Prof. Nick Davies from the University of Cambridge to find out about the colourful sex lives of dunnocks...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 31/07/16
On MGW tonight: The Dunnocks Of Cambridgeshire; Chris Wilson & The Butterflies Of Raven Wood; Review: Finding Dory...
Spider Venom And Cancer
Eanna ni Lamhna visits the Natural History Museum, where she meets Irish Research Fellow, Galway Zoology Lecturer and bug hunter Dr. Michel Dugon, to find out about the benefits of spider venom!
Irish Upland Wildfires
Reporter Terry Flanagan meets Pádraic Fogarty, Campaign Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust, to hear about the threat that wildfires are posing to both our landscape AND our wildlife - and the moves being made to fight such fires...
Why Feathers Never Fade
Derek talks to Eric Dempsey about the beauty of bird feathers, whilst Richard Collins chats to Dr. Andrew Parnell from the University of Sheffield about why their colours never fade...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 24/07/16
On MGW tonight: Why Feathers Never Fade; Irish Upland Wildfires; Spider Venom And Cancer
The Yawn Chorus
Earlier this year we had the Dawn Chorus, time now to find out about the YAWN chorus! Alex Rothera and Chris G. Thompson tell us about this fascinating project, whilst Dr. Simon Thompson from Bournemouth University explains to our own Dr. Richard Collins just why we feel the need to yawn...
Swifts' GPS Backpacks
Derek meets Kendrew, Philip and Róisín from RSPB Northern Ireland to find out about a remarkable tagging project...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 17/07/16
On MGW tonight: Swifts' GPS Backpacks; The Yawn Chorus
We return to Norway as Dr. Richard Collins and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland join NRK's Helge Søfteland in search of the seabirds of Syltefjorden...
Philip McCabe visits the buzzing hive of activity that is Presentation Primary School in Drogheda to wax lyrical about the benefits of beekeeping...
How Insects Self-Repair
Eanna ni Lamhna visits Professor David Taylor of Trinity College, to find out more about how insects can self-repair...
The Value Of Trees
Derek visits Mountshannon in Co. Clare to talk to arborist Bernard Carey about his work with UCD and Treeconomics on the value of trees...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 03/07/16
On MGW tonight: The Value Of Trees; How Insects Self-Repair; Bee School
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.
Dr Richard Collins is in Hornoya, the most northerly island in Norway, in the company of Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland and Helge Softeland, a broadcaster from NRK (Norwegian national radio)
Whistle The Hen & The Brent Goose Project
Eanna ni Lamhna and Niamh ni Cholmain learn about the Brent Geese project, from pupils at St Louise de Marillac Primary School in Ballyfermot, and Niamh introduces Eanna to Whistle the hen!
The Season Of Terns?
Terry Flanagan meets Breffni Martin, of Louth Nature Trust, to discover why the number of terns returning to Baltray Beach is so reduced this year...
Green Flag Award In Carrigtwohill
Derek meets the pupils of Scoil Chlochair Mhuire in Carrigtwohill, Cork, who have just been awarded their fifth Green Flag...
We're looking for your stories, photos and videos of nesting birds and unusual nests near you!
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 12/06/16
On MGW tonight: Nesting Birds; Green Flag Award In Carrigtwohill; The Season Of Terns?; Whistle The Hen & The Brent Goose Project...
Mary Colwell's Walk For Curlews
Mary Colwell tells Eanna ni Lamhna why she's walking 500 miles to raise awareness of the plight of the curlew...
Wild Birds Down Under
Dr. Gráinne Cleary explains to Terry Flanagan why she wants to compare back garden birds of Australia & Ireland!
Cork Airport & Bird Strikes
Derek visits Cork Airport to chat with Ciaran Carton & colleagues about Dawn Chorus posters & avoiding bird strikes!
Hornøya's Seabird Colony
Helge Søfteland tells us about a very exciting project that's about to be broadcast by our Norwegian colleagues NRK, as they prepare to stream five weeks of footage from a seabird colony on Hornøya...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 05/06/16
On MGW tonight: Hornøya's Seabird Colony; Cork Airport & Bird Strikes; Wild Birds Down Under; Mary Colwell's Walk For Curlews...
DCC Biodiversity: Ireland's Eye
As Dublin City Council's Biodiversity Month comes to end, reporter Terry Flanagan visits Ireland’s Eye, where he talks to Maria Long of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) and Dublin Bay Biosphere co-ordinator, Dr. Jenny Roche, to learn about plants and birdlife of the island...
Fachtna Ó Drisceoil and Richard Collins review 'Naturama: Open Your Eyes To The Wonders Of Irish Nature' – visit rte.ie/mooney to win a copy!
The Wicklow Woodpecker
Derek Mooney and Richard Collins visit listener Don McGrane in Wicklow, to learn about the woodpecker who visits his garden...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 29/05/16
On MGW tonight: The Wicklow Woodpecker; Naturama; DCC Biodiversity: Ireland's Eye...
DCC Biodiversity - Liffey Walk
What is biodiversity and where in the city would you go to see it? As Dublin City Council's Biodiversity Month continues, Mooney Goes Wild reporter Terry Flanagan meets up with Sean Redmond, Executive Parks Superintendent with Dublin City Council, for a walk along the River Liffey...
Professor Steven Austad + Professor Emma Teeling discuss why some species live longer than others & what it could mean for humans...
Wildlife Gardening – Chris Baines
Chris Baines, founder of International Dawn Chorus Day and the first Chelsea Flower Show winner of a wildlife garden, chats about the benefits of gardening for wildlife...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 22/05/16
On MGW tonight: Wildlife Gardening – Chris Baines; Researching Aging; DCC Biodiversity - Liffey Walk
Crainn na hÉireann
Eanna ni Lamhna meets Manchán Magan, presenter of the TG4 show 'Crainn na hÉireann' (Trees Of Ireland), which continues on Tuesdays at 8pm...
DCC Biodiversity - Recovery Through Nature
As Dublin City Council's Biodiversity Month continues, Terry Flanagan talks to Joe Buckley about those involved in Coolmine Therapeutic Community are benefiting from Recovery Through Nature...
In Search Of Polar Bears
Theo Jebb talks to Richard Collins about filming polar bears in Svalbard, in Norway...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 15/05/16
On MGW tonight: In Search Of Polar Bears; DCC Biodiversity - Recovery Through Nature; Crainn na hÉireann
DCC Biodiversity - Blessington Street Basin
As part of MGW's connection with Dublin City Council's Biodiversity Month, report Terry Flanagan visits Blessington Street Basin park to chat to Park Ranger Ed Bowden about the biodiversity there, and to Mark Coyle about the Green Flag Award Scheme for parks...
Saving Our Bees
Our beeman Philip McCabe is the World President of Apimondia (the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations), and he joins Richard Collins in studio to chat about European Bee Week, the medicinal value of honey, the price of honey in Saudi Arabia - and the owls of Termonfeckin!
Dawn Chorus Reaction
We had a massive reaction from all around the world to our live six-hour Dawn Chorus programme this weekend, and tonight we bring you a sample of those comments...
Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 08/05/16
On MGW tonight: Dawn Chorus Reaction; Saving Our Bees; DCC Biodiversity - Blessington Street Basin
Dawn Chorus 2016 - Part 6
Sixth hour: 05:00 - 06:00 Irish time. For more, visit www.rte.ie/mooney.
Dawn Chorus 2016 - Part 5
Fifth hour: 04:00 - 05:00 Irish time. For more, visit www.rte.ie/mooney.
Dawn Chorus 2016 - Part 4
Fourth hour: 03:00 - 04:00 Irish time. For more, visit www.rte.ie/mooney.
Dawn Chorus 2016 - Part 3
Third hour: 02:00 - 03:00 Irish time. For more, visit www.rte.ie/mooney.
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