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    Nature On One Sunday 26th May 2013

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    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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    Episode 4 - Species in Danger Podcast

    Searching across bog in Co. Mayo, Colin Stafford Johnson 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.

    About The Show

    This ten part radio documentary series sees Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson turn his talents to radio. Colin travels across the country on the hunt for some of our most remarkable animals and wild places. Tune in and allow yourself to be transported to Skellig Michael, with its noisy storm petrels, manx shearwaters and puffins; or into the midst of a grey seal colony on the windswept Inishkea Islands; venture below ground.

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