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Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites
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Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites

Sep 21st 2021, 7:05 AM 25,721 Views 11 Comments

Just over 60% of our 600-plus legally protected nature areas have conservation objectives.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to halt the decline of our precious biodiversity?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to halt the decline of our precious biodiversity?

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:44 PM 23 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent tells Susan Daly how the race is on to save iconic species like the puffin and curlew – and even save ourselves.

Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact
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Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact

Aug 28th 2021, 9:15 AM 13,791 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s overall spending on biodiversity protection is also under internationally-accepted levels.

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it
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Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it

Aug 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,329 Views 40 Comments
  • A host of iconic Irish species and habitats are under threat, writes Niall Sargent in first part of Noteworthy's investigation into biodiversity loss
  • Virtually none of our protected nature areas have management plans
  • An expert forum has labelled the State as the “biggest transgressor of environmental law in Ireland”
Irish man jailed in US for trafficking rhino horns
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Irish man jailed in US for trafficking rhino horns

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:44 AM 18,931 Views 28 Comments

Richard Sheridan, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

There's an outbreak of crayfish plague in a Kilkenny river
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There's an outbreak of crayfish plague in a Kilkenny river

Aug 16th 2019, 1:55 PM 26,652 Views 18 Comments

Crayfish plague has been detected in eight other Irish rivers in the past four years.

Number of angel sharks in Irish waters have declined by almost 95%
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Number of angel sharks in Irish waters have declined by almost 95%

May 3rd 2019, 10:57 PM 17,406 Views 37 Comments

A global refuge for angel shark remains in the Canary Islands.

First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend
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First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend

Jan 24th 2019, 3:08 PM 13,877 Views 17 Comments

The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.

Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead in Malaysia 'out of revenge for destroying crops'
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Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead in Malaysia 'out of revenge for destroying crops'

Jul 26th 2018, 11:07 AM 11,398 Views 23 Comments

At least 18 pygmy elephants have been killed in the region since April.

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns
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Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns

Jan 20th 2018, 10:56 AM 10,599 Views 19 Comments

He was caught smuggling 14 rhino horns from Africa to Thailand.

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down
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Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down

Aug 22nd 2017, 10:15 PM 20,939 Views 53 Comments

Conservationists are calling it a “deliberate” attack.

Humans are hunting 300 mammal species to the brink of extinction for meat, says new global report
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Humans are hunting 300 mammal species to the brink of extinction for meat, says new global report

Oct 19th 2016, 12:08 PM 10,234 Views 33 Comments

The Earth’s species are dying out at more than 1,000 times the usual rate.

Rhino from an under-threat species is born at Dublin Zoo
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Rhino from an under-threat species is born at Dublin Zoo

Aug 29th 2016, 3:48 PM 13,620 Views 16 Comments

There were as little as 50 southern white rhinoceroses left in the wild in the early 1900s – now there are as many as 20,000.

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in
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PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

Aug 25th 2016, 6:09 PM 15,101 Views 8 Comments

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

New study shows tigers, lions and other carnivores becoming endangered as prey dwindles
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New study shows tigers, lions and other carnivores becoming endangered as prey dwindles

Aug 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 8,272 Views 16 Comments

A quarter of the main land carnivores’ prey are now threatened themselves.

Chinese medicines are packed with endangered animal DNA
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Chinese medicines are packed with endangered animal DNA

Feb 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,050 Views 16 Comments

“Dried geckos are used as an aphrodisiac; monkey skeletons are used to treat general pain”.

Irish man jailed in Texas for trafficking endangered rhino horns
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Irish man jailed in Texas for trafficking endangered rhino horns

Jan 14th 2016, 9:10 PM 23,192 Views 60 Comments

Patrick Sheridan, from Rathkeale Co Limerick, illegally bought and sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of rhino horns.

London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay
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London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay

Jan 13th 2016, 9:53 PM 17,755 Views 35 Comments

George Bush posted 141 endangered animal specimens for sale online.

This gorilla checking out her baby sister proves that all new siblings are the same
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This gorilla checking out her baby sister proves that all new siblings are the same

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:30 PM 21,197 Views 8 Comments

No matter the species.

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species
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Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species

Sep 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 11,370 Views 12 Comments

Genetic databases, ultrasounds and frozen sperm – expensive, complicated… and it doesn’t always work.

US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered
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US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered

Jun 12th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,742 Views 11 Comments

The move, hailed by primatologists, would afford all chimpanzees protected status and affect their use in medical research.

10 animals that were hunted to extinction
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10 animals that were hunted to extinction

Feb 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 26,184 Views 93 Comments

It has emerged that the Tasmanian tiger – the last of which died in 1936 – was wiped out by human actions rather than an unknown disease.

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban
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MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

Nov 22nd 2012, 6:10 PM 4,884 Views 16 Comments

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.

Russian officials feed pelicans as ocean freezes over
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Russian officials feed pelicans as ocean freezes over

Feb 21st 2012, 2:15 PM 2,101 Views 7 Comments

Authorities are buying hundreds of kilos of fish a day for a colony of birds which has taken up residence at a seaport.

In photos: Dublin Zoo's new eastern bongo
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In photos: Dublin Zoo's new eastern bongo

Feb 16th 2012, 5:30 PM 5,348 Views 12 Comments

Prepare for a strong dose of cute…

Picture of the day: China's retired NBA star Yao Ming... and a panda
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Picture of the day: China's retired NBA star Yao Ming... and a panda

Jan 12th 2012, 4:02 PM 629 Views 0 Comments

What’s not to love about this giant of the hardwood giggling with a bear in his lap?

Iberian lynx 'not doomed' despite tiny population size
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Iberian lynx 'not doomed' despite tiny population size

Aug 22nd 2011, 11:41 AM 997 Views 0 Comments

The Iberian lynx one of the world’s most endangered big cats, however new research shows the species has had very little genetic diversity for thousands of years.

American wildcat declared extinct
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American wildcat declared extinct

Mar 2nd 2011, 3:16 PM 1,688 Views 0 Comments

Wildlife biologists announced today that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States.

Red faces (and red hair) at Dublin Zoo
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Red faces (and red hair) at Dublin Zoo

Nov 12th 2010, 9:58 AM 3,397 Views 0 Comments

Misguided “Orang utan Weekend” promotion appears to link red-haired children with the endangered species.

Tiger losing its stripes?
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Tiger losing its stripes?

Sep 1st 2010, 8:15 AM 582 Views 0 Comments

A white tiger cub in an Indian zoo is baffling visitors.