Cork Nature Network

Cork Nature Network’s mission is to protect and promote Ireland’s wildlife through education, conservation and research to restore a healthy ecosystem for all species and habitats in Ireland.

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Did You Know?

30% of our 60 EU protected species are on unfavourable status with 15% in decline

About half of our rivers and lakes are in an unhealthy ecological state

Over 50% of 100 bee species are in decline with 30% threatened with extinction

63% of species, including previously common birds the House Sparrows and Starlings, are declining at alarming rates

Our Projects

Latest News

‘The Little Things that run the world’: Ireland’s insect decline and an urgent call for action

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. With an estimated 5.5 million species, they play essential roles in the functioning of ecosystems. From recycling nutrients to ensuring crop pollination and biological pest control1, these invertebrates also constitute vital food sources for numerous vertebrates and are crucial to the survival of most […]

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Cork Clearwing Moth Project

Acknowledgements This survey was funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Biodiversity RecordersGrant. Cork Nature Network would like to thank the National Parks and Wildlife Service for theopportunity to run this survey. Thank you also to John Deasey, Emily Mangen, Sean Bourke,Karl Woods and Melanie Mangen for their support and assisting with the surveys. […]

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Become a member

There are many benefits of becoming a member of Cork Nature Network, whether you are looking to expand your network of contacts, increase your knowledge of Ireland’s wildlife and its habitats, learn new skills or give back to the community, you can be confident Cork Nature Network aligns with your interests and environmental goals.

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Welcome to Cork Nature Network's online educational resources

We have resources for schools, the public and for those wishing to learn more about species. These resources are free but please do donate if you can to help us improve the resources and increase awareness among everyone about how important and amazing our natural world is.

Visit our Education Portal

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Do you want to find out more?

If you want to find out more, contact us today and we will be more than happy to help.

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