Episode 4 - Species in Danger
In this episode of ‘Nature on One’, Colin Stafford Johnson seeks out one of our most endangered species, the curlew. Searching across bog in Co. Mayo, Colin sets out to record the once familiar call of this iconic bird of Irish peatlands and Ireland’s largest wader. Anita Donaghy, from Birdwatch Ireland, explains why the curlew is in decline and their ‘Cry of the Curlew’ campaign.
Colin also wants to find out how some of our smaller, lesser known species – our snails and slugs - are doing. With a third of Irish mollusc species facing extinction, Colin is delighted to hear some good news for one species in Co. Longford as he meets up with Evelyn Moorkens to investigate a recently discovered site for one of our most rare animals, Desmoulins Whorl Snail, Vertigo moulinsiana.
Locations: bogland, West Co. Mayo & Longford Canal Feeder, Co. Longford
Contributors: Anita Donaghy, Evelyn Moorkens
Picture Caption: Colin and Evelyn inspect a sample for whorl snails.
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