Mooney Wednesday 26 June 2013

Dawn Chorus 2018

This year's Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and will be broadcast from across Europe and beyond between midnight and 7am!  For more information, click here.

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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!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

Today on Mooney...

Today on Mooney...

Nest watch 2013 continues with the amazing kestrel... And John Lusby, from Birdwatch Ireland, has all the details.

We talk to the Irish doctor who flies off to war-torn Syria tomorrow, as part of an emergency mission with Medicins Sans Frontiers

Vet Andrew Byrne will also be on hand to field some pet queries from listeners and, Brenda meets Peter Byrne, Ireland's most romantic, and poetic, husband!

Nestwatch 2013 - Kestrels

The blue tits fledged on Monday and the Swallow left this morning but fear not nestwatch 2013 continues with Kestrels in Kildare. John Lusby, from Birdwatch Ireland, has all the details.

 

 

 

 

Medicins Sans Frontiers

Medicins Sans Frontiers

It's the last place on earth you would want to be: an intense war zone in a seemingly intractable conflict. And yet, for the civilians on the ground, the need for independent medical aid is all the more acute.

With that in mind, Medicins Sans Frontiers, or "Doctors without Borders", continues to recruit doctors from all over the world: men and women who are deeply committed and brave enough to enter these conflict zones.

One of those doctors is with me now. He's a Longford man, a young paediatrician, and he's preparing to take off for Syria tomorrow as part of an emergency medical team.

Declan Barry tells Derek more.

www.msf.ie
Phone: 01 660 3337

Irelands Most Romantic Husband

Irelands Most Romantic Husband

Brenda went to Rush County Dublin to meet Irelands most husband Peter Byrne and his wife Marie. He has written Marie over 120 love poems and keeps going...

One Dog Policy

One Dog Policy

We have heard about China’s ‘one child policy’, but did you know that if you live in Beijing or Shanghai you will also be subject to a one dog policy?

And not only one dog, but they can’t grow to over 14 inches tall, which means no Rottweilers, St. Bernard’s or Great Danes!

Controlling canine populations is a concern for authorities worldwide, for many reasons, perhaps those of human health and animal welfare being at the forefront…

Vet Andrew Byrne tells us more

Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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