White-tailed eagle found poisoned at Connemara nest site

A female white-tailed eagle was found dead at a nest site in Connemara earlier this month by National Parks and Wildlife Service Conservation Ranger Dermot Breen. Mr Breen found the six-year-old female dead on the nest on 01 April, and a post-mortem later confirmed poisoning as the cause of death — the 13th confirmed poisoning fatality since the […]

White-tailed Eagles Found Dead in Co. Cork and Co. Kerry

Reports today have confirmed that a white-tailed eagles found dead in Co. Cork in January was illegally poisoned. The body of the female bird, released in Killarney National Park in 2010 as part of an official reintroduction project, was discovered washed up on the seashore at Glengariff in West Cork on the 18 January. Test […]

Ninth Wicklow red kite poisoning confirmed

A ninth red kite from the Irish project to reintroduce this magnificent bird of prey has been killed by poisoning . Tests on the bird, which was found dead near Brittas Bay at the end of last year, have confirmed the cause of death as illegal poisoning. It was a breeding female that had previously […]

Red kites found poisoned in Lusk

Three red kites have been found dead near Lusk in North County Dublin today. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Mr Jimmy Deenihan, expressed his “disgust” on hearing that illegal poisoning was suspected to be the cause of death. The birds were among a total of 39 young red kites released in North Dublin […]

Shocking “live bait” poisoning of buzzards in Rosscrea

The appalling practice of poisoning birds of prey in rural Ireland continues, and took an even more sinister twist recently according to last week’s Birdwatch Ireland eWings newsletter. Ireland’s largest conservation NGO revealed that volunteers monitoring buzzards near the Offaly / Tipparary border found live pigeons laced with poison and staked out specifically to target […]

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