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Men charged for possession of 345 white-clawed crayfish, a protected species
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Men charged for possession of 345 white-clawed crayfish, a protected species

Dec 17th 2020, 4:08 PM 28,430 Views 0 Comments

The judge was told that 50% of the illegal catch was probably breeding females, which could have had a huge impact on the crayfish population.

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
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Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Oct 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 22,704 Views 5 Comments

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970
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Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970

Sep 10th 2020, 11:21 AM 13,182 Views 41 Comments

Charity WWF is calling for national laws to stop the impact of human activity on nature.

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
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Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2020, 8:31 PM 22,062 Views 6 Comments

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland
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Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 94,493 Views 38 Comments

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear
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Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear

Jul 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,794 Views 21 Comments

Can you tell your curlews from your corncrakes?

Two men convicted after destroying nests of four bird species during out-of-season hedge cutting
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Two men convicted after destroying nests of four bird species during out-of-season hedge cutting

May 13th 2019, 9:28 PM 106,718 Views 73 Comments

Hedge cutting and burning is banned every year between 1 March and 31 August.

These stunning images from Netflix's Our Planet took four years to capture
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These stunning images from Netflix's Our Planet took four years to capture

Apr 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 35,098 Views 32 Comments

The new series is voiced by David Attenborough.

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
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Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Dec 31st 2018, 10:12 AM 24,069 Views 21 Comments

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

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

Jul 24th 2018, 10:17 AM 8,563 Views 11 Comments

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

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger
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Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

Jul 8th 2018, 9:45 AM 26,321 Views 42 Comments

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
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50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

May 4th 2018, 8:29 PM 38,296 Views 15 Comments

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list
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Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 43,302 Views 97 Comments

Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell wants a controlled cull in the numbers of pine martens to be done.

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'
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Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 8,742 Views 3 Comments

Activist group Survival said “green colonialism” is not just destroying lives but also harming conservation.

These are some of this year's best wildlife and nature photos from around the world
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These are some of this year's best wildlife and nature photos from around the world

Sep 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 33,935 Views 32 Comments

Feel like taking a trip into the wild?

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots
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PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

Sep 26th 2017, 8:36 PM 12,930 Views 17 Comments

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya
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Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

Sep 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 87,961 Views 37 Comments

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

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

Aug 31st 2017, 7:12 PM 15,076 Views 15 Comments

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

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts
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Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

Jul 9th 2017, 11:00 AM 18,942 Views 19 Comments

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska
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Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska

Jun 28th 2017, 9:28 AM 27,729 Views 37 Comments

Forest trails have been closed and events cancelled in the wake of the attacks.

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
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A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today

Jun 16th 2017, 9:51 PM 82,674 Views 47 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.

Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey
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Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey

May 22nd 2017, 2:49 PM 9,525 Views 18 Comments

The most frequent casualties were buzzards and the recently re-introduced red kite.

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 29,109 Views 34 Comments

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

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland
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New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

Feb 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,227 Views 14 Comments

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night
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The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night

Nov 14th 2016, 7:53 AM 4,792 Views 0 Comments

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties
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Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties

Sep 9th 2016, 10:21 PM 18,082 Views 45 Comments

This year is the most successful to date with a total of six chicks in Kerry, Cork and Galway.

Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it
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Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it

Jul 31st 2016, 9:30 AM 60,782 Views 62 Comments

Hedgerows are a vital refuge for a number of native species in Ireland.

Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled
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Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled

May 8th 2016, 9:45 AM 11,730 Views 10 Comments

Wild Cities reveals an urban world teeming with wildlife in the most unexpected and unusual places.

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned
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Three protected birds of prey found poisoned

May 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 11,644 Views 17 Comments

A peregrine falcon and two buzzards were found dead in recent weeks.

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
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19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days

Apr 29th 2016, 5:58 PM 18,571 Views 32 Comments

Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry
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Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

Apr 11th 2016, 1:32 PM 20,654 Views 53 Comments

The quarry was the site of an attempted poisoning of some falcons in 2014.

A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight
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# Moyo

A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight

Feb 12th 2016, 2:02 PM 7,288 Views 1 Comment

Sweet! But not ideal for her home furnishings.

The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera
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The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera

Feb 4th 2016, 7:56 AM 19,194 Views 18 Comments

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house
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A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house

Dec 4th 2015, 9:14 PM 36,853 Views 36 Comments

Yikes.

A man found this 5ft lizard casually hanging out on the side of his house
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A man found this 5ft lizard casually hanging out on the side of his house

Dec 4th 2015, 7:02 PM 6,386 Views 1 Comment

That’s a big ass lizard.

Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone
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Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone

Oct 11th 2015, 6:00 PM 29,341 Views 27 Comments

30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.

What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?
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What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?

Aug 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 11,755 Views 14 Comments

Dublin Zoo and Fota Island have some very cute new arrivals.

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan
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Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

Aug 17th 2015, 2:15 PM 15,923 Views 8 Comments

The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.

Sure, they look pretty - but charity balloon releases are killing birds and dolphins From TheJournal.ie

Sure, they look pretty - but charity balloon releases are killing birds and dolphins

Aug 9th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,715 Views 27 Comments

Because what goes up has to come down sometime.

Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary
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Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary

Jul 19th 2015, 4:35 PM 8,060 Views 5 Comments

‘That’s not a System. This is a System.’

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