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TALK
Pine Martens in Ireland

9 Apr 2022

By Sat 2 Apr 2022June 6th, 2022BIODIVERSITY, Events

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Event Details

TALK

Green Foundation Ireland and the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland invite you to an afternoon in-person talk:

PINE MARTENS IN IRELAND

SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022   –   14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum
Moynalty, Kells, County Meath, A82 C6K7.

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GETTING THERE

Please click here for a map of the Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum – the Sat Nav code is N 53’47.229, W -6’53.303 and the Eircode is A82 C6K7.

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session
which will allow full participation by those attending.

Event Programme

OUR GUEST SPEAKER

Ruth Hanniffy
Ruth is the Species Conservation Officer at the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland. She studied Zoology at the National University of Ireland Galway, undertaking a dietary analysis of the lesser horseshoe bats at Dromore Stables in County Clare. She then completed a Masters in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Reading, carrying out analysis of the density and habitat preference of small mammals on Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire. Following this she joined the Environment Agency for 8 years as a Biodiversity Officer working on river enhancement and restoration on the River Thames and its Tributaries.

Upon returning to Ireland Ruth worked with Inland Fisheries Ireland as a fisheries assistant carrying out National Water Framework Directive fish surveys of lakes and rivers throughout Ireland. Ruth is a wildlife and landscape photographer.

You can find out more about the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland here.

TICKET DETAILS

While admission is FREE to this event, registration is NECESSARY as places are strictly limited. Please secure your place by booking here.

THEME

This talk looks at protecting pine martens in Ireland – and your hens !

Once common throughout the country, by the 20th century pine martens had become extinct from the majority of Ireland, surviving only in a few isolated and fragmented populations mainly in the west. Recent abundance estimates suggest that the total population of pine martens in Ireland is approximately 2,700 individuals, making it Ireland’s rarest native mammal species.

This talk forms part of Green Foundation Ireland’s Pine Marten project.