Enviro – 17th July 2017

On this edition of Enviro, ecologist & Irish Wildlife Trust vice chairman Sean Meehan came in to talk about the ecology of smooth newts and common lizards in Ireland and how IWT has carried out extensive citizen science projects and habitat surveys for both species while continuing with their common lizard survey this year.

Also, Dr. Kate McAney from Mammals of Ireland talks about the main focus of their work this year such as monitoring its presence of the  lesser horseshoe bat at the 13 sites along the west coast, working with the NPWS on a pilot farm scheme for it with farmers in Mayo, Galway and Clare and since last week was one of the 22 projects selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to proceed to a second phase.

Presenters: Britt Du Fournet & Joe Dunne