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#Biodiversity

# biodiversity - Saturday 27 August, 2022

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
# Marine Biodiversity
# Marine Biodiversity

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

Aug 27th 2022, 10:20 AM 6,607 Views 9 Comments

After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.

# biodiversity - Friday 5 August, 2022

Taoiseach releases eagle chicks in biodiversity initiative to restore native bird to Irish skies
# Kerry
# Kerry

Taoiseach releases eagle chicks in biodiversity initiative to restore native bird to Irish skies

Aug 5th 2022, 2:37 PM 11,641 Views 14 Comments

This year a total of sixteen young eagles will be released at three sites across Munster.

# biodiversity - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 10:40 AM 9,638 Views 82 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Dr Fiadh Tubridy write that action on social problems should be considered a core part of the climate movement.

# biodiversity - Monday 18 July, 2022

Two bison from Ireland are now roaming a UK forest for biodiversity
# Bye Son
# Bye Son

Two bison from Ireland are now roaming a UK forest for biodiversity

Jul 18th 2022, 12:30 PM 24,982 Views 21 Comments

A Scottish matriarch and two Irish youngsters have been released, with a German bull set to complete the herd.

# biodiversity - Saturday 9 July, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?

Jul 9th 2022, 9:30 AM 3,628 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly about concerns over the cross-border poultry manure trade.

# biodiversity - Friday 1 July, 2022

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,858 Views 2 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

# biodiversity - Monday 20 June, 2022

Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
# Investigation
# Investigation

Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction

Jun 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,303 Views 11 Comments
  • The Irish branch of peat giant Klasmann-Deilmann is being investigated by the EPA in relation to peat extraction in the Midlands, writes Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent
  • In June 2021, the EPA warned Klasmann it was of the view that the company was committing a serious and ongoing breach of EU environmental law
  • Almost a dozen other large-scale peat extractors are also under investigation by the environmental watchdog

# biodiversity - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss to visit three examples of biodiversity management
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss to visit three examples of biodiversity management

Jun 11th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,309 Views 3 Comments

The assembly is tasked with making recommendations to the Oireachtas on how the State should tackle biodiversity loss.

# biodiversity - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Over the Hill: Persistent overgrazing causing 'devastation' in vulnerable habitats
# Investigation
# Investigation

Over the Hill: Persistent overgrazing causing 'devastation' in vulnerable habitats

Jun 5th 2022, 12:04 AM 20,657 Views 7 Comments
  • Many upland areas are experiencing grazing pressure and degradation, with rare plants disappearing
  • Anthea Lacchia of investigative platform Noteworthy reports that overgrazing remains an issue despite being recognised as a problem for at least two decades
  • Protected areas will be lost if farmers are not given more support, according to experts

# biodiversity - Monday 23 May, 2022

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland

May 23rd 2022, 7:00 PM 17,678 Views 60 Comments

The organisation says that several ground nesting birds are at risk of extinction without funding for conservation schemes.

# biodiversity - Friday 20 May, 2022

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated May 20th 2022, 10:09 AM 15,698 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

# biodiversity - Saturday 14 May, 2022

New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today
# Planting A Seed
# Planting A Seed

New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today

Updated May 14th 2022, 7:25 PM 13,777 Views 17 Comments

Over the next six months, a citizens’ assembly will hear evidence and made recommendations for the good of Ireland’s biodiversity.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis
# Decline
# Decline

At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis

Apr 27th 2022, 9:59 PM 10,206 Views 8 Comments

Before now, researchers did not have a comprehensive picture of the risk to reptiles.

# biodiversity - Monday 18 April, 2022

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window
# Help Them Out
# Help Them Out

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 PM 21,373 Views 11 Comments

Paul Handrick charts the story of that one bee you hear tapping at the window to get out, and he asks us to help her escape.

# biodiversity - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'One of the most important and defining issues': Citizens' assembly on biodiversity launched
# Get Set
# Get Set

'One of the most important and defining issues': Citizens' assembly on biodiversity launched

Apr 9th 2022, 2:15 PM 20,370 Views 15 Comments

A citizens’ assembly on Dublin’s governance will also begin this afternoon.

# biodiversity - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line

Apr 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,634 Views 8 Comments
  • Historic problems in enforcement of large-scale peat extraction in Ireland has led to the loss of precious bog, writes Niall Sargent
  • Noteworthy investigates the case of Harte Peat found to be operating in breach of EU law
  • 12 other peat extractors are now also subject to ongoing EPA enforcement action

# biodiversity - Friday 1 April, 2022

'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says

Apr 1st 2022, 9:15 AM 9,997 Views 13 Comments

Malcolm Noonan yesterday condemned an illegal 300-hectare fire in Wicklow Mountains National Park.

# biodiversity - Saturday 26 March, 2022

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,861 Views 9 Comments

Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.

# biodiversity - Monday 21 February, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How are public maintenance works impacting river biodiversity?
# Audio
# Audio

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How are public maintenance works impacting river biodiversity?

Feb 21st 2022, 1:15 PM 2,950 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Anthea Lacchia and An Taisce’s Elaine McGoff tell Susan Daly about how arterial drainage works are changing our waterways.

# biodiversity - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Breaking the Banks: 'Vicious circle' of public works 'degrading' Ireland's rivers
# Investigation
# Investigation

Breaking the Banks: 'Vicious circle' of public works 'degrading' Ireland's rivers

Feb 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,098 Views 15 Comments
  • While the Office of Public Works (OPW) says it is reducing the impact of arterial drainage work, waterways and their habitats “are still suffering”, reports Anthea Lacchia
  • This investigation by Noteworthy reveals recent OPW maintenance work occurred outside tree cutting season
  • A quarter of audits of these OPW works last year failed to obtain a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ score

# biodiversity - Friday 11 February, 2022

Koalas declared endangered in eastern Australia amid disease and habitat loss

Koalas declared endangered in eastern Australia amid disease and habitat loss

Feb 11th 2022, 12:34 PM 6,731 Views 12 Comments

Koala populations in New South Wales have fallen by 33%-61% since 2001.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear

Feb 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 18,001 Views 19 Comments

The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.

# biodiversity - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

New citizens' assembly on biodiversity to meet for the first time in April
# Crisis
# Crisis

New citizens' assembly on biodiversity to meet for the first time in April

Feb 8th 2022, 5:46 PM 4,584 Views 5 Comments

Cabinet approved two new citizens’ assemblies on biodiversity and Dublin’s local governance at a meeting this afternoon.

# biodiversity - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Quiz: Which Irish flower is this?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Which Irish flower is this?

Feb 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 38,909 Views 10 Comments

The Taoiseach said this week that he plans to bring a proposal to Cabinet to form a citizens’ assembly on biodiversity “shortly”.

Opinion: A citizen's assembly is one of many steps necessary to preserve Ireland's biodiversity
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: A citizen's assembly is one of many steps necessary to preserve Ireland's biodiversity

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,992 Views 2 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD welcomes news this week that Cabinet is to consider a citizen’s assembly on biodiversity.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
# Emergency
# Emergency

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:47 PM 5,332 Views 8 Comments

Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.

# biodiversity - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,036 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

# biodiversity - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland

Jan 4th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,237 Views 46 Comments

The Minister of State for Agriculture says Ireland is falling in its targets on forestry but the government plans to accelerate progress this year.

# biodiversity - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 33,172 Views 19 Comments
  • Several large-scale cases still open, including the felling of 30 hectares of forest, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • Removal of trees to make way for agricultural expansion is a common issue across many cases
  • In several instances, trees were cut down in protected nature areas or on land previously sold to private individuals by Coillte

# biodiversity - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Rare hen harrier numbers plummet as plan to protect species pushed back
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Rare hen harrier numbers plummet as plan to protect species pushed back

Dec 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 25,611 Views 8 Comments

Only 18 pairs of the rare raptor species reared chicks this year in areas designated to protect it – the most unproductive year on record.

# biodiversity - Monday 20 December, 2021

Crackdown sees 50 cases launched against illegal hedge cutting this year
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

Crackdown sees 50 cases launched against illegal hedge cutting this year

Dec 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,276 Views 18 Comments
  • Huge crackdown on illegal cutting during bird nesting season over the past two years, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • Since 2020, the wildlife service has taken as many cases to court as it did between 2010 and 2019
  • Over €45,000 was paid by guilty parties in fines, costs and donations to charities this year alone

# biodiversity - Monday 29 November, 2021

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,065 Views 31 Comments
  • Legal experts argue that new peat legislation disregards strict EU environmental law, writes Niall Sargent as part of Noteworthy investigation of peat extraction
  • Bill would give planning exemption to peat extraction for horticulture and pause any ongoing enforcement action until at least 2026
  • Peatland experts are also concerned the Bill is ' not compatible' with our climate action goals

# biodiversity - Monday 25 October, 2021

Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down
# Bulbsforbees
# Bulbsforbees

Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down

Oct 25th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,324 Views 58 Comments

Yvonne McKenna of Gaisce outlines their plans to encourage biodiversity by asking the public to plant bulbs for the bees.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 12:31 PM 5,599 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

# biodiversity - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity
# Nature
# Nature

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity

Oct 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 5,144 Views 3 Comments
  • This planned Citizens' Assembly is currently "under discussion at a senior level" between two government departments.
  • Environmentalists have said it's "frustrating" to still be awaiting a timeline for the assembly.
  • Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2019.

# biodiversity - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature

Oct 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,660 Views 42 Comments
  • The EU's multi-billion euro farm subsidy model is driving up emissions & hitting nature hard, writes Niall Sargent and Ella McSweeney in new Noteworthy investigation
  • Irish farmers are being financially penalised for maintaining biodiversity hotspots
  • €100 billion of farm subsidies for climate action have had little impact on emissions, EU audit finds

# biodiversity - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
# Free Parking
# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,518 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

# biodiversity - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life

Sep 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,564 Views 12 Comments

David Maher from SOLAS in Co Laois shares his tips on how we can teach children to live sustainably.

# biodiversity - Friday 3 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:56 PM 2,392 Views 1 Comment

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.

# biodiversity - Saturday 28 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 28th 2021, 9:15 AM 14,120 Views 10 Comments

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

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