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# wildlife - Friday 7 May, 2021

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home
# Buzz
# Buzz

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 95,903 Views 47 Comments

This is the first time the invasive species has been found in the wild in Ireland.

# wildlife - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about swallows?
# Tweet Tweet Weet
# Tweet Tweet Weet

Quiz: How much do you know about swallows?

May 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 49,710 Views 24 Comments

A sign that summer is almost here.

# wildlife - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact

Apr 6th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,926 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.

# wildlife - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Opinion: Close encounters of the dolphin kind - swimming with Dingle's beloved Fungie
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Opinion: Close encounters of the dolphin kind - swimming with Dingle's beloved Fungie

Mar 20th 2021, 8:30 AM 31,793 Views 10 Comments

Brian Holmes and Sheila Stokes had the pleasure of spending years with the Dingle dolphin, who became known as Fungie.

# wildlife - Monday 1 March, 2021

Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season

Mar 1st 2021, 6:10 AM 56,787 Views 23 Comments

A breach of the Wildlife Act can result in a conviction and fine.

# wildlife - Monday 22 February, 2021

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 73,865 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

# wildlife - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Men charged for possession of 345 white-clawed crayfish, a protected species
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Men charged for possession of 345 white-clawed crayfish, a protected species

Dec 17th 2020, 4:08 PM 28,502 Views 0 Comments

The judge was told that 50% of the illegal catch was probably breeding females, which could have had a huge impact on the crayfish population.

# wildlife - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Oct 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 22,758 Views 5 Comments

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

# wildlife - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970
# Nature
# Nature

Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970

Sep 10th 2020, 11:21 AM 13,232 Views 41 Comments

Charity WWF is calling for national laws to stop the impact of human activity on nature.

# wildlife - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
# Good Eyes
# Good Eyes

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2020, 8:31 PM 22,076 Views 6 Comments

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

# wildlife - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland
# RHD2
# RHD2

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 94,655 Views 38 Comments

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

# wildlife - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear
# Irish Wildlife
# Irish Wildlife

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear

Jul 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 28,025 Views 21 Comments

Can you tell your curlews from your corncrakes?

# wildlife - Monday 13 May, 2019

Two men convicted after destroying nests of four bird species during out-of-season hedge cutting
# Laois
# Laois

Two men convicted after destroying nests of four bird species during out-of-season hedge cutting

May 13th 2019, 9:28 PM 107,848 Views 73 Comments

Hedge cutting and burning is banned every year between 1 March and 31 August.

# wildlife - Sunday 7 April, 2019

These stunning images from Netflix's Our Planet took four years to capture
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

These stunning images from Netflix's Our Planet took four years to capture

Apr 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 35,251 Views 29 Comments

The new series is voiced by David Attenborough.

# wildlife - Monday 31 December, 2018

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Dec 31st 2018, 10:12 AM 24,074 Views 21 Comments

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

# wildlife - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers
# Circle Of Life
# Circle Of Life

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers

Jul 24th 2018, 10:17 AM 8,564 Views 11 Comments

The operation will be one of the country’s largest ever elephant relocations.

# wildlife - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger
# Reptile Weather
# Reptile Weather

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

Jul 8th 2018, 9:45 AM 26,548 Views 43 Comments

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

# wildlife - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

May 4th 2018, 8:29 PM 38,298 Views 15 Comments

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# wildlife - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list
# Protected
# Protected

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 43,432 Views 97 Comments

Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell wants a controlled cull in the numbers of pine martens to be done.

# wildlife - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'
# Pygmy Tribes
# Pygmy Tribes

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 8,747 Views 3 Comments

Activist group Survival said “green colonialism” is not just destroying lives but also harming conservation.

# wildlife - Saturday 30 September, 2017

These are some of this year's best wildlife and nature photos from around the world
# Photography
# Photography

These are some of this year's best wildlife and nature photos from around the world

Sep 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 33,947 Views 32 Comments

Feel like taking a trip into the wild?

# wildlife - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots
# Peregrine Watch
# Peregrine Watch

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

Sep 26th 2017, 8:36 PM 12,937 Views 14 Comments

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

# wildlife - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya
# A Mighty Shade Of Pale
# A Mighty Shade Of Pale

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

Sep 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 87,971 Views 37 Comments

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

# wildlife - Thursday 31 August, 2017

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
# Pride Of Cork
# Pride Of Cork

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Aug 31st 2017, 7:12 PM 15,083 Views 15 Comments

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

# wildlife - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts
# Crab Watch
# Crab Watch

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

Jul 9th 2017, 11:00 AM 18,958 Views 19 Comments

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

# wildlife - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska
# Two Killed
# Two Killed

Experts bewildered by ‘lightning strike’ surge in fatal bear attacks in Alaska

Jun 28th 2017, 9:28 AM 27,734 Views 37 Comments

Forest trails have been closed and events cancelled in the wake of the attacks.

# wildlife - Friday 16 June, 2017

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
# Normal Beehaviour
# Normal Beehaviour

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today

Jun 16th 2017, 9:51 PM 82,693 Views 47 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.

# wildlife - Monday 22 May, 2017

Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey
# Protect
# Protect

Police using drones with cameras to target shooting and poisoning of birds of prey

May 22nd 2017, 2:49 PM 9,530 Views 18 Comments

The most frequent casualties were buzzards and the recently re-introduced red kite.

# wildlife - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
# Burning Land
# Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,763 Views 34 Comments

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

# wildlife - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland
# Indigenous Species
# Indigenous Species

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

Feb 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,303 Views 14 Comments

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

# wildlife - Monday 14 November, 2016

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night
# Shake It
From The Daily Edge
# Shake It

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night

Nov 14th 2016, 7:53 AM 4,837 Views 0 Comments

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

# wildlife - Friday 9 September, 2016

Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties
# Success
# Success

Once extinct white-tailed eagle chicks fly the nest in three counties

Sep 9th 2016, 10:21 PM 18,090 Views 46 Comments

This year is the most successful to date with a total of six chicks in Kerry, Cork and Galway.

# wildlife - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it
# Leave It Alone
# Leave It Alone

Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it

Jul 31st 2016, 9:30 AM 60,845 Views 62 Comments

Hedgerows are a vital refuge for a number of native species in Ireland.

# wildlife - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled
# Wild Cities
# Wild Cities

Hiding in plain sight: The secret life of wildlife in Irish cities unveiled

May 8th 2016, 9:45 AM 11,741 Views 10 Comments

Wild Cities reveals an urban world teeming with wildlife in the most unexpected and unusual places.

# wildlife - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned
# Antrim
# Antrim

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned

May 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 11,650 Views 17 Comments

A peregrine falcon and two buzzards were found dead in recent weeks.

# wildlife - Friday 29 April, 2016

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
# Damage To Wildlife
# Damage To Wildlife

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days

Apr 29th 2016, 5:58 PM 18,571 Views 32 Comments

Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.

# wildlife - Monday 11 April, 2016

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

Apr 11th 2016, 1:32 PM 20,749 Views 53 Comments

The quarry was the site of an attempted poisoning of some falcons in 2014.

# wildlife - Friday 12 February, 2016

A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight
# Moyo
From The Daily Edge
# Moyo

A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight

Feb 12th 2016, 2:02 PM 7,321 Views 1 Comment

Sweet! But not ideal for her home furnishings.

# wildlife - Thursday 4 February, 2016

The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera
# Big Cat
# Big Cat

The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera

Feb 4th 2016, 7:56 AM 19,198 Views 18 Comments

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

# wildlife - Friday 4 December, 2015

A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house
# Australia
# Australia

A man found this 5ft lizard hanging out on the side of his house

Dec 4th 2015, 9:14 PM 36,868 Views 36 Comments

Yikes.

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