MulkearLIFE is delighted to be featured in the current edition of the Irish Wildlife Trust’s magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is a conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations. Details on the work of the IWT and membership details available here IWT Website
Autumn 2013 edition of the Irish Wildlife Trust’s magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’
IWT members also get a quarterly copy of the award-winning magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’. The Autumn 2013 edition is an excellent read with features on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, the impact of overfishing and the Ocean2012 alliance, the role of decomposers in nature, and a thought provoking article questioning ‘What Has biodiversity Ever Done For Us?’.
What Has biodiversity Ever Done For Us? Poppy Upper Bilboa (Image: R. Ó Conchúir)
The magazine includes an excellent article by Dr. Louise Allcock, Department of Zoology, NUI Galway on the deep-sea discoveries made by researchers from universities across the island of Ireland this summer. They took part in an expedition to explore the underwater canyons off our coast and Dr Allcock reports on this. Andrew Malcolm has an interesting article entitled ‘Blessed are the decomposers, for they shall recycle the Earth’. The article outlines the role of decomposers in nature. It notes that the humble mushroom has long been a component of recipes across Ireland through the ages. With thousands of new species discovered each year the life of a mushroom picker can be a culinary adventure.
The role of decomposers in nature (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The MulkearLIFE article, entitled ‘Full Stream Ahead – bringing LIFE to a Limerick river’ outlines the project’s five-year partnership to address damaged habitats along stretches of the Mulkear River. Read the feature article on *MulkearLIFE here*
Evening summer light on the Mulkear River (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MulkearLIFE would like to thank the Irish Wildlife Trust for affording the project the opportunity to get its work out to a wider audience. We look forward to continuing to work closely with IWT members who form an important core of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers.