New Species discovered in Ireland! 

There has been a new species discovered in Ireland this morning in Co. Cork, south of the island.  Scientists from UCC have stated that the animal has been identified as a small mammal species.  The species has been described as having the same physical structure of a Pine Marten but having a very distinctive call … Continue reading New Species discovered in Ireland! 

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 

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

Minister Creed talks of new €35M Hen Harrier Scheme for Ireland

Minister Creed has stated that a consultant for the Hen Harrier Conservation Scheme is to be appointed within the next few weeks. The Hen Harrier Conservation Scheme is an incredibly anticipated project that will contribute to the protection of Irish Hen Harriers on our island. The Hen Harrier Conservation project will be targeting areas which … Continue reading Minister Creed talks of new €35M Hen Harrier Scheme for Ireland

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

Minister Humphreys announces Curlew Taskforce for Ireland

Curlew in Crisis Workshop 2016 A workshop took place in Co. Westmeath in November 2016 called Curlew in Crisis. The workshop gathered wildlife managers, ecologists and conservationists from across both Ireland and the U.K. The workshop discussed scientific findings of the Curlew's continuted decline and it was proposed that in less than 10 years time … Continue reading Minister Humphreys announces Curlew Taskforce for Ireland