By Babette Bookelaar

Irish native white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) are under threat due to the appearance of a non-native crayfish species, the Australian yabby (Cherax destructor).

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In 2019, the Dail declared a biodiversity crisis, stating that the destruction of species, wildlife, flora and fauna is the greatest threat that our planet has ever faced.

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Rewilding is a conservation practice that involves allowing ecosystems and habitats to be restored through natural processes.

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The Gearagh is a nature reserve, located in an area of submerged glacial woodland, two kilometers southwest of Macroom, County Cork.

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Butterflies are members of the large insect order known as Lepidoptera, which is a word made up of the Greek words lepis which means ‘scale’ and pteron which means ‘wing’.

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Discover Cork’s not so Hidden Wildlife


Cork Nature Network held an online Premiere of their short film Nature in Cork City on November 26th 2020 at 7pm. The film was commissioned by Cork City Council and created, filmed and directed by Cork Nature Network.

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Cork Nature Network has developped a number of walks to encourage outdoor activity, and learning about our amazing wildlife!

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Overview

Located just 3 kilometres from the city centre, Tramore Valley park is Cork cities largest park at 150 acres and boasts an impressive array of walks, such as the 2.5 km Robert Hernan walk and sports ground, including the only international standard BMX Track in cork.

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Overview

The Glen River Park is situated in a deep steep-sided glacial valley on the north side of the City, just off the North Ring Road. Once the place of Goulding’s factory in the 1850s, the site was donated to the people of Cork in the late 1960s and has since been repurposed, in part, as the Glen River amenity park.

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Vernon Mount, locally referred to as the Bog or Bog Vernon is located in west Douglas, just south of the South Ring Road (N40). This site covers approximately 160,000 m2 and is the demesne of the original Vernon Mount house built in the 1700s. This area consists of a broad-leaved wooded valley to the east and some sparsely vegetated grassland to the west.

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