We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

# Biodiversity

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
Explainer: What is the Nature Restoration Law and why was it controversial?
EU elections: 'We are hurtling towards climate disaster, but leadership is now entirely absent'
Sadhbh O' Neill
This month
June 2024
Breeding woodpeckers spotted in Killarney National Park for first time in centuries
Last month
May 2024
'The sound of extinction': One man's mission to record Ireland's precious birdsongs
'We must act urgently': Ten countries join Ireland to urge adoption of Nature Restoration Law
Birds coated in oil found on east coast as Coast Guard tried to locate spill offshore
This year
Opinion: What's the point of a new national park if we're not preserving nature?
Pádraic Fogarty
Peatlands conservation charity calls for end to sale of peat moss in shops and garden centres
Opinion: EU failure to pass the Nature Restoration Law shows a worrying shift to the right
Pádraic Fogarty
Eamon Ryan castigates member states' cold feet on Nature Restoration Law as it faces collapse
Countries urged to ratify UN ocean protection treaty to preserve Galapagos Islands
'Time is not on our side': Countries urged to hurry up and ratify treaty to protect polluted oceans
MEPs pass hotly debated nature law to 'reverse hundreds of years' of damage despite farmer protests
Opinion: The Hen Harrier is the canary in the coal mine for upland biodiversity in Ireland
Ciaran Brennan
Human destruction of nature threatens migratory mammals, fish and birds, report declares
Elaine McGoff: I would love to cheer on the government's new biodiversity plan, but I can't
Dr Elaine McGoff
Ireland’s National Parks to be expanded and enhanced under new biodiversity plan
The expansion of National Parks is one of 194 actions outlined in the plan.
Last year
Pádraic Fogarty: Next year, we can't afford to be complacent about biodiversity
Pádraic Fogarty
Landlords selling up will have to give tenant option to buy as delayed legislation goes to Cabinet
Algal blooms raise 'alarm bell' at Blessington Lake in wake of Lough Neagh disaster
Citizens' assembly on biodiversity loss had 'no urban-rural divide' in forming recommendations
Analysis: From the Curlew to the Natterjack Toad - how are Ireland's native species doing?
Mary McGrath
24 white-tailed eagle chicks released in Ireland this month
Irish climate activist: How my Just Stop Oil arrest gives me hope for the future
Dr Genevieve Shanahan
Pádraic Fogarty: 'Farmers' power has seeped like a smothering fog through Irish politics'
Pádraic Fogarty
Opinion: We've just had the hottest week on record and we're cheering a gutted EU Nature bill?
Lorna Bogue
Rising ocean temperatures spell 'real threat' to fish species in Irish waters
John Gibbons: Insects are in big trouble and that's bad news for birds and amphibians too
John Gibbons
Wildlife service enlists the public's help for otter spotting project
The Bee Guy: 'All we are saying is give bees a chance - ditch that lawnmower'
Paul Handrick - The Bee Guy
Eoghan Daltun: 'Yes, state budget surpluses should be used to pay farmers to rewild their land'
Eoghan Daltun
Rewilding row: Green minister warns of ‘horrible conservative scaremongering’ on EU nature law
Some aspects of proposed Nature Restoration Law 'go too far' says Taoiseach
Degraded land in Dublin mountains to be restored under new biodiversity project
Biodiversity: The Bee Guy shares some home truths about saving the bees
Paul Handrick - The Bee Guy
Green MEPs 'very' concerned by opposition to plan for restoring nature and rewetting Irish bogs
Extract: 'There is a legend that all the Irish rivers were created by a single hailstorm'
Richard Nairn
Over 80% believe national deer herd is damaging biodiversity as call for cull grows
Children's assembly on biodiversity calls on Ireland to 'treat the Earth like family'
Opinion: We have many lost Irish woodlands - let's document, cherish and protect them
Ray Ó Foghlú