HSI presentation at Trinity College...
Science Officer, Collie Ennis with a stunning Boa constrictor. Image Credit: Claire Bushell
Since its inception, the HSI has always sought to collaborate with groups that share our... More »
Update on Alleged “Fatal Spider Bite”...
Latrodectus hasseltii Credit: Toby Hudson
On August 20th of this year, The Sun newspaper released a story, suggesting that the tragic death of a man in Cork was the result of a bite... More »
How Tabloids Hurt Wildlife…And You....
Credit: Daniel Novta
“If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the... More »
H.S.I Science Officer JP Dunbar underwent the gruelling ‘Hell and Back Titan’ course at Killrudery, Co. Wicklow on 13th September.
His efforts were be in aid of supporting... More »
Emerald Tree Boa – Species in Focus...
Corallus caninus. Credit: Emma Lawlor
Name: Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus)
Range: Northern rainforests of South America.
Diet: Primarily mammals, but also birds. Juveniles are... More »
Fire Salamander-Species in Focus...
Fire Salamander. Credit: Rob Gandola
Name: Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)
Range: Throughout Central and Southern Europe. Habitat is typically upland deciduous forests.
Diet:... More »
Interview: Deadly Chytid Fungus...
Earlier this month, research was published regarding the status of chytrid fungus in Ireland (read about it here; research that had not been carried out previously, despite the presence... More »