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State of the Environment report highlights need for “transformational change” say’s Ireland’s EPA

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth landmark State of the Environment report, providing an integrated assessment of the overall quality of Ireland’s environment, the pressures being placed on it and our responses to current and emerging environmental issues. “Transformational change needed to deal with climate change and other risks to our health […]

White-tailed eagle chicks fledge successfully in 3 counties

A total of six white-tailed eagle chicks successfully fledged from five nests in three different counties in 2016, making this the most successful year to date in the long-term reintroduction programme for this iconic bird of prey in Ireland. Eight pairs of white-tailed eagle attempted to breed and successfully laid eggs in 2016 and five pairs […]

Saturday 27 August 2016 is Whale Watch Ireland Day

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) continues it’s annual all-Ireland synchronised whale-watching event in 2016, with this year’s event scheduled for Saturday the 27 August between 2pm and 5pm. Timed to coincide with Heritage Week, the event, supported as always by Inis Cologne, takes place simultaneously at 20 headlands around the Irish coast, and is free and […]

New whale species for Ireland: Bowhead Whale confirmed at Carlingford

The Irish Whale and Dolphin group (IWDG) has confirmed that an unidentified whale seen and photographed by the crew of a pilot vessel at the mouth of Carlingford Lough yesterday is a young bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus). This Arctic whale species has never been recorded before in Irish water, and fittingly becomes the 25th whale and dolphin […]

Successful convictions in Waterford raptor case

On 09 March in Dungarvan District Court the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) secured successful convictions in a high-profile wildlife crime case. The court convicted four felons of crimes relating to targeting and killing of protected birds of prey during the 2014 breeding season. The case began more than two years ago, in March 2014, when NPWS conservation […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 accepting entries

Arguably the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition — the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is now open for entries for its 52nd year. Owned and organised by the British Natural History Museum, the competition is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world, and the entries it attracts each year represent a global showcase of some of the best […]

Birdwatch Ireland Garden Bird Survey kicks off Monday

This Monday, 30 November 2015, sees the start of Birdwatch Ireland’s most popular survey: the annual winter Garden Bird Survey. Every year Ireland’s largest conservation NGO asks households across the country to record the birds visiting their gardens between the start of December and the end of February. How the Garden Bird Survey works Between December and […]

Dates for 2016 Discover Wildlife Weekends announced

We’ll be running two more of our popular Discover Wildlife Weekends in 2016 — one in Spring and one in Autumn, based once again at the fabulous Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. The dates for your diary are: Spring 2016 Weekend: 13 May – 15 May Autumn 2016 Weekend: 30 Sep – 02 […]

Ireland’s Wildlife delighted to extend bird food partnership

With winter arriving and the annual Birdwatch Ireland Garden Birdwatch imminent we’re entering high season for feeding our garden birds. Against that backdrop Ireland’s Wildlife is delighted to announce that we’re extending our partnership with CJ Wildlife as our official Bird Food and Garden Wildlife Supplier. Operating in Ireland through its Irish portal, CJ Wildlife is […]

All Ireland Pollinator Plan good news for bees…. and for people

A new island-wide plan to halt the decline in Ireland’s bees and other pollinators was officially launched yesterday by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Backed by by 68 governmental and non-governmental organisations across the Island of Ireland, the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 identifies actions we can take on our farmland, public land and private land to […]

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