Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) have stated that a fawn (an unborn deer) was discovered on a public pathway in Killarney National Park on St. Patrick's Day, in addition to the offal (internal organs of deer/wastage). Since the unfortunate discovery, the remains have been professionally discarded from the National Park. Killarney National Park has … Continue reading Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

Becoming a Member of Environmental Conservation Groups

As I first mentioned in my post on becoming a member of wildlife conservation-based groups, it is not always necessary to have to pay to receive benefits from non-profit organisations/charities. There is (in most cases) an option to subscribe to the organisation i.e. 'sign up' to their mailing lists online via your email address. This … Continue reading Becoming a Member of Environmental Conservation Groups

Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have selected their wildlife management experts and have begun culling Deer in the Killarney National Park.   The NPWS have anticipated that approximately 80 Deer will be culled during this project which will end in late March this year.  The NPWS aims to cull around 80% of females … Continue reading Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

This site is of significant importance to Ireland's biodiversity as it is home to a large range of rare plant species, trout and ancient tree species. Additionally, as it is located on a floodplain, it is a very rare type of woodland setting in Ireland. The Reserves and Engagement Officer for the Native Woodland Trust, Rebecca … Continue reading Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

Becoming a Member of Wildlife Conservation Groups

Firstly it should be said that you don't always have to pay the membership fee and become a member of a non-profit organisation to get great benefits! Often, many non-profit organisations will have the option for the public to subscribe/sign up for newsletters, updates and general happenings of that organisation. This is usually done by means … Continue reading Becoming a Member of Wildlife Conservation Groups

New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

The Corncrake (Crex crex) could once be found throughout the island of Ireland. Now, after decades of habitat degradation, these birds are only found in the West and North-West, in areas of Donegal, Mayo and Connemara. In their sixth State of the Environment Report, released in November 2016, the EPA stated that, should current practices continue, … Continue reading New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Green Party Councillor, David Healy, has suggested that the introduction of Pine Martens to Howth would help to reduce the Grey Squirrel problems in the area. The Grey Squirrel populations on the peninsula are currently threatening the native Red Squirrel populations. The Councillor has stated that the Red Squirrel populations are continuing to be at … Continue reading Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Raptor education in Clare Primary Schools  Clare County Council Heritage Officer, Congella McGuire, has released a statement saying that every child in all primary schools within Clare will receive workbooks on Raptors that can be found within the county. The Heritage Officer stated that: "The aim of the upcoming information workbooks is to increase appreciation and … Continue reading Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Sixth Case of Bird Flu found in Ireland

Another case of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has been discovered in Ireland, making it the sixth case on the island over the last few months. The first case of the virus was discovered in a Duck (Wigeon) in Co. Wexford on 28th December 2016. The bird was discovered alive but unable to fly and it was … Continue reading Sixth Case of Bird Flu found in Ireland

Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers

  Irish Badger Culls & Tuberculosis The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have discussed the huge economic cost that Bovine TB imposes on the Irish economy every year - particularly for the Irish farming industry. The IWT have stated that in 2012 alone, the Irish government had spent close to €3,400,000 of the public taxpayers money on the control … Continue reading Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers