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#Conservation

From TheJournal.ie Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House Conservation

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

From TheJournal.ie Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach Marium This post contains videos

Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach

Marium’s story went viral after she washed ashore in Thailand earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Back to its roots: Shelbourne Hotel dropping iconic revolving doors in return to original entrance structure Dublin

Back to its roots: Shelbourne Hotel dropping iconic revolving doors in return to original entrance structure

The hotel said personal injury claims and more than 20 incidents prompted the move.

From TheJournal.ie 25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains Irish Water

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

From TheJournal.ie Landing of v-notched crawfish to be banned under law in bid to restore numbers in Irish coastal waters Late De-Bait

Landing of v-notched crawfish to be banned under law in bid to restore numbers in Irish coastal waters

The move follows a decline in crawfish landings in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years Sponsor A Slate This post contains videos

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years

The iconic building – which is over 700 years old – needs its entire roof replaced.

From TheJournal.ie Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed If These Walls Could Talk

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

From TheJournal.ie People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages Critically Low

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

From TheJournal.ie Four 'vulnerable' cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork

Four 'vulnerable' cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

The Northern cheetah cubs were born at the conservation park in November.

From TheJournal.ie Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal Moonbeg

Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal

A conservation group has been granted leave to legally challenge planning approval for the development.

From TheJournal.ie How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead? Controversy

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September Conservation

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

From TheJournal.ie 200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers Circle Of Life

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers

The operation will be one of the country’s largest ever elephant relocations.

From TheJournal.ie 'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park Kenya Wildlife Service

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

From TheJournal.ie Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week Drought

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water? Conservation This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?

The national hosepipe ban has started.

From TheJournal.ie Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday Conservation

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

There has been little or no rain over the last 30 days.

From TheJournal.ie Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions Drought

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

From TheJournal.ie Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse Summer Of Discontent

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse

Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use Conservation

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use

In a statement, the company said the announcements would be made “shortly”.

From TheJournal.ie Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar Save Water

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

From TheJournal.ie Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year Conservation

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

From TheJournal.ie Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life 14 Henrietta Street

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life

The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.

From TheJournal.ie Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

From TheJournal.ie Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing City Planning

Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing

The State conservation group had suggested the houses be made protected structures, but an order to demolish them to build housing for senior citizens had already been made.

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here' Birdwatch

'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'

The Norwegian government donated 15 white-tailed eagles to Ireland in 2007, in an attempt to reintroduce the species here.

From TheJournal.ie Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia Conservation

Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia

“Everyone was tree-conscious after Storm Ophelia hit,” said local woman Liz Madden.

From TheJournal.ie Locals fear damage that Storm Brian may do to eroding blue-flag beach Rossbeigh Beach

Locals fear damage that Storm Brian may do to eroding blue-flag beach

Rossbeigh beach is a beautiful attraction for locals and tourists, but it has been eroding dramatically over the past 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony Adelie Penguins

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

The thousands of death has been called a “breeding failure” by experts.

From TheJournal.ie Animal rights groups outraged at Romania's plan to kill bears and wolves Attacks On Humans

Animal rights groups outraged at Romania's plan to kill bears and wolves

Romania is home to over half of Europe’s brown bears.

From TheJournal.ie First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda National Park

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi had been helping reintroduce the black rhino to Akagera National Park.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires Howth

Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires

Gorse fires continue to spread across the country, exacerbated by dry weather conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

From TheJournal.ie Shrinking Himalayan glaciers have been granted status of 'living entities' Voices Of The Mountain

Shrinking Himalayan glaciers have been granted status of 'living entities'

An Indian court made the decision because the glaciers were “losing their very existence”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It could have fallen into the street': How a derelict building in Dublin's Blackpitts was transformed No 10 Mill Street

'It could have fallen into the street': How a derelict building in Dublin's Blackpitts was transformed

It’s now going to be part of a site that offers student accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure' Conservation Confusion

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

From TheJournal.ie The future of gin is safe after shortage of key ingredient is prevented Just The Tonic

The future of gin is safe after shortage of key ingredient is prevented

Warnings had been made that the juniper plant was at risk of going extinct.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage pubs owner to recreate interior of 100-year-old shop that was "gutted out" last month Arthur Mayne's Pharmacy

Heritage pubs owner to recreate interior of 100-year-old shop that was "gutted out" last month

The perfectly-preserved interior of J Dempseys on Dorset Street was demolished earlier this year.

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