Wildlife

No link between badger culling and bovine TB reduction – UK study

No link between badger culling and bovine TB reduction – UK study

There is no evidence to show that mass badger culling in the UK prevents bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, according...

March 21, 2022

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

The Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradiation scheme has been in place for 67 years in Ireland, with the scheme costing €97.3...

September 20, 2021

23 white-tailed eagle chicks arrive in Munster as part of wildlife reintroduction project

23 white-tailed eagle chicks arrive in Munster as part of wildlife reintroduction project

Twenty three white-tailed eagles (chicks) arrived in Kerry Airport today as part of a long-term wildlife reintroduction project that is...

June 25, 2021

Wildlife crime needs to be ‘tackled head on’

Wildlife crime needs to be ‘tackled head on’

Wildlife crime needs to be “tackled head on” following a number of “devastating” incidents in recent years, including the “shooting...

June 23, 2021

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

At the recent dairy tech event held by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), Sarah Tomlinson a vet...

February 16, 2021

Window for hedge-cutting season opens from today

Window for hedge-cutting season opens from today

Farmers and agricultural contractors can once again break out the tractors and hedge-cutters as the hedge-cutting season opens today (Tuesday,...

September 1, 2020

Partnership to fight Irish wildlife crime launched…with reporter app in the works

Partnership to fight Irish wildlife crime launched…with reporter app in the works

The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in Ireland, (PAW Ireland) was recently launched, with plans already in place to...

July 29, 2020

Calls to establish specialised Garda unit to tackle wildlife crime

Calls to establish specialised Garda unit to tackle wildlife crime

The Government has been urged by the Social Democrats to properly resource the National Parks and Wildlife Service and to...

July 28, 2020

‘A new focus on biodiversity and ecosystems is what is needed’

‘A new focus on biodiversity and ecosystems is what is needed’

In Ireland, almost 80% of total expenditure – €1.1 billion – on biodiversity between 2010 and 2015 came from the...

October 26, 2019

IWT: Government must prioritise Ireland’s “extinction crisis”

IWT: Government must prioritise Ireland’s “extinction crisis”

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the Government to make Ireland’s “worsening extinction crisis” a policy priority. Ahead...

February 19, 2019

Gardai hold first ever wildlife crime training seminar

Gardai hold first ever wildlife crime training seminar

An Garda Siochana, in association with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), hosted the inaugural Joint Training Seminar on...

January 23, 2019

Report shows hedgehog numbers plummet by 50% in British countryside

Report shows hedgehog numbers plummet by 50% in British countryside

A wildlife campaign is urging farmers to think of their prickly friends, as a new report shows hedgehog levels have plummeted...

February 11, 2018

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

Northern Ireland’s first badger report shows just over 40 potential badger crimes were reported in 2015. The report was published...

December 13, 2017

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Co. Down man Philip Bell has been selected as Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer at the Farming Life and...

October 28, 2017

Ireland among world’s ‘worst performers’ for wildlife conservation

Ireland among world’s ‘worst performers’ for wildlife conservation

Ireland has one of the world’s lowest effort levels for wildlife conservation despite the potential economic and ecological gains, according...

May 15, 2017

Hedgecutting: What’s more important – road safety or birds?

Hedgecutting: What’s more important – road safety or birds?

The debate over the prohibited period for hedgecutting is now being framed as a direct conflict between road safety and wildlife...

September 29, 2015

Badger baiting on the increase in the midlands, says conservation ranger

Badger baiting on the increase in the midlands, says conservation ranger

There has been an increase in the amount of badger baiting in the midlands, according to Noel Bugler, Conservation Ranger...

July 10, 2015

Have your say on the battle to wipe out bovine TB in Northern Ireland

Have your say on the battle to wipe out bovine TB in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has urged the public to have its say on plans to eradicate bovine TB in...

January 14, 2015