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# conservation - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough

They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, which can be viewed online.

# conservation - Friday 31 July, 2020

Minister for Heritage welcomes prosecution of men found shooting herring gulls

The defendents were found to have unlawfully shot herring gulls in Wexford in 2019.

# conservation - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests

The Eurasian Curlew is one of the birds at risk in Ireland as three-quarters of ground-nesting bird species face a decline in numbers around Europe.

# conservation - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day

Data shows households are using an extra 24 litres of water per person per day compared to February.

# conservation - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project

The population of Corncrake has declined by 85% since the 1970s.

# conservation - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Naturalist and TV personality David Bellamy dies aged 86

In a statement, the director of the foundation he co-founded described Bellamy as a “larger-than-life character”.

# conservation - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

# conservation - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach Marium This post contains videos

Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach

Marium’s story went viral after she washed ashore in Thailand earlier this year.

# conservation - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Back to its roots: Shelbourne Hotel dropping iconic revolving doors in return to original entrance structure

The hotel said personal injury claims and more than 20 incidents prompted the move.

# conservation - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

# conservation - Friday 31 May, 2019

Landing of v-notched crawfish to be banned under law in bid to restore numbers in Irish coastal waters

The move follows a decline in crawfish landings in recent years.

# conservation - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years Sponsor A Slate This post contains videos

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years

The iconic building – which is over 700 years old – needs its entire roof replaced.

# conservation - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

# conservation - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

# conservation - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Four 'vulnerable' cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

The Northern cheetah cubs were born at the conservation park in November.

# conservation - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal

A conservation group has been granted leave to legally challenge planning approval for the development.

# conservation - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

# conservation - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

# conservation - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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.

# 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.

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