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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport Wildlife

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

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

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list Protected

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation' Pygmy Tribes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are some of this year's best wildlife and nature photos from around the world Photography

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

Feel like taking a trip into the wild?

From TheJournal.ie PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots Peregrine Watch

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

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 Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts Crab Watch

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

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

From TheJournal.ie Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska Two Killed

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today Normal Beehaviour

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey Protect

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

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

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 New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland Indigenous Species

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

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

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

From TheJournal.ie Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties Success

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it Leave It Alone

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled Wild Cities

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three protected birds of prey found poisoned Antrim

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned

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

From TheJournal.ie 19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days Damage To Wildlife

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days

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

From TheJournal.ie Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry Wildlife

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

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

Sweet! But not ideal for her home furnishings.

From TheJournal.ie The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera Big Cat This post contains videos

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

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

From TheJournal.ie A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house Australia
From TheJournal.ie Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone Amazing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs? In Need Of Names This post contains images

What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?

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

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan Plague

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

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

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

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

Because what goes up has to come down sometime.

From The42 Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary Animals This post contains videos

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

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

Watch this rabbit kick a snake’s ass to save her baby

Mammy rabbit does not take ANY prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these beautiful, super-rare photos of mountain lions up close Rawr
From TheJournal.ie The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility Skerries

The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility

There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve Cruel

Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve

“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”

From TheJournal.ie Planning on leaving the house today? You could go for a walk and help Irish wildlife Walkin In A...

Planning on leaving the house today? You could go for a walk and help Irish wildlife

And you can do it directly from your phone…

From TheJournal.ie How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa Man's Best Friend

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa

They’re being used to track down poachers.

From TheJournal.ie Why are 35,000 walruses gathering on this beach? Tusks At Dawn

Why are 35,000 walruses gathering on this beach?

They’ve been journeying there in record numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I've never been so excited about Dublin's future – a Dodder Greenway would be incredible Nature

Opinion: I've never been so excited about Dublin's future – a Dodder Greenway would be incredible

Imagine a walking and cycling route following the River Dodder – the whole way from the mountains to the sea!

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