In Your Nature Ep 12 - Curlew Conservation

In the final episode of In Your Nature Season #2 Niall and Ricky share with us their knowledge of the Curlew. The conversation covers their ecology, migratory movements and lots more, almost in a bid to delay the inevitable conversation about the decline of the Eurasian Curlew and many of its closely related cousins. A frank interview with BirdWatch Irelands Anita Donaghy (Assistant Head of Conservation) leaves us in no doubt as to the rapid changes we need to make within the areas of farming , forestry and planning as few defend the last remaining Curlew from the annual barrage of nest predators.  Bird of the week is an enemy of our ground nesting species, the Hooded Crow.  This podcast is made in partnership with Heritage Offices of Laois and Offaly County Councils with the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the National Biodiversity Action Plan, and the Heritage Council.This podcast is edited by Ann-Marie Kelly

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The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland's largest conservation ENGO. The podcast is in partnership with the Heritage Officers in counties Laois and Offaly. Three seasons are planned for 2021, with six episodes in each, dropping weekly in spring, summer, and autumn. Topics discussed will be varied with birds and wider biodiversity at the heart of it all. We will discuss how nature has a calming influence, dawn chorus, peat bogs and more in season 1. To give feedback, suggest topics or ask a question you can email us at info@birdwatchireland.ie . This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal. In Your Nature Podcast is edited by Ann Marie Kelly.