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#Conservation

# conservation - Friday 13 July, 2018

'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.

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.

# conservation - Friday 6 July, 2018

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.

# conservation - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

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

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.

# conservation - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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.

# conservation - Friday 29 June, 2018

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use

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

# conservation - Thursday 28 June, 2018

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.

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.

# conservation - Friday 15 June, 2018

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.

# conservation - Sunday 21 January, 2018

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.

# conservation - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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.

# conservation - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

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

# conservation - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'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.

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.

# conservation - Saturday 21 October, 2017

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.

# conservation - Friday 13 October, 2017

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

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

# conservation - Saturday 9 September, 2017

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

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

# conservation - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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.

# conservation - Friday 9 June, 2017

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

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

# conservation - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires

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

# conservation - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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.

# conservation - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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

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

# conservation - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'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.

# conservation - Sunday 19 February, 2017

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?

# conservation - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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.

# conservation - Sunday 2 October, 2016

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.

# conservation - Monday 5 September, 2016

The giant panda is no longer endangered in China

Experts warned, however, that the good news for pandas could be short-lived.

# conservation - Saturday 3 September, 2016

After surviving 100 years of change, this rare building has been "gutted out"

“It could have been a wonderful home for a family, or an authentic rather than a fake hipster café – this was the real deal.”

# conservation - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

The Wicklow Mountains National Park has just got 5,000 acres bigger

The Featherbeds could become the centrepiece for a new tourism strategy for South Dublin.

# conservation - Friday 1 July, 2016

Ireland's Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move - and its members aren't happy

The Dublin-based library houses about 70,000 items, many of which are centuries old.

# conservation - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble

The US presidential hopeful wants to build a €10 million rock barrier to protect his county Clare golf course.

# conservation - Sunday 3 January, 2016

'Win a lion' and kill it if you want to: Conservation raffle sparks criticism

One charity described it as ‘appalling’.

# conservation - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Hungry polar bears trap researchers in weather station

The workers are living in a remote weather station on the north Russian island of Vaygach.

# conservation - Monday 13 July, 2015

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents

Here’s a glimpse into their life.

# conservation - Friday 3 July, 2015

Sit back and let this sea turtle with a GoPro give you a tour of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The video campaign aims to raise awareness of the reef.

# conservation - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour? Light Out This post contains a poll

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.

# conservation - Monday 29 December, 2014

Conserving some of Ireland's most historical houses and churches cost €15m this year

A total of 540 projects benefited from funding .

# conservation - Saturday 4 October, 2014

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

# conservation - Monday 22 September, 2014

Edinburgh Zoo's panda is "no longer pregnant"

It is not known whether Tian Tian had a miscarriage.

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