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

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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

Volunteering: Limerick

  Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) Where: LAW Sanctuary, Moorestown, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. LAW Charity Shops are open Monday - Friday for volunteers, donators and customers! Shops can be found on 59 Parnell Street (across from Colbert Station, Limerick) and Williams Street, Limerick City. "Currently we are desperately short of help on Sundays between 9.30am and 4pm. … Continue reading Volunteering: Limerick