Ahead of the Dawn Chorus next weekend, Derek spoke with Helgé Softeland of NRK in Norway (one of the Dawn Chorus' original collaborators) about their contribution and what people can expect on the night.
Producer Colm Crowley chats with Derek about Nature Live (a one hour live programme of nature from all around Europe) being broadcast next Sunday evening on RTÉ 1. Chris Howard is the series producer of Spring Watch and Autumn Watch with the BBC - he's also involved in this phenomenal undertaking!
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 read the Heritage Bill 2016, as passed by Dáil Éireann on July 5th 2018, click here. To read the Heritage Act 2018, click here.
To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.
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