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# npws - Friday 26 June, 2020

Ten white-tailed eagles flown in from Norway to help bolster Irish population

The ten eagles are expected to be released in mid-August.

# npws - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months

It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.

# npws - Thursday 12 December, 2019

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

# npws - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Suspension of hare coursing licences lifted in areas not affected by deadly virus

The suspension was announced in August after a number of cases of RHD2 were confirmed in Ireland.

# npws - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Five people fined for illegally hunting a hare in Co Mayo

Each defendant was ordered to pay €600 to the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

# npws - Friday 9 August, 2019

Minister suspends hare coursing licences after deadly rabbit disease discovered in the wild

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is asking the public to report any suspected discoveries of the disease.

# npws - Friday 19 July, 2019

Two men convicted of illegally hunting hares in case brought by National Parks and Wildlife Service

Both men were convicted but sentencing was reserved for a later date as the men were not present in the court.

# npws - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Man convicted and fined for chopping down hedges during bird nesting season

The case was taken by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

# npws - Monday 20 May, 2019

Warning issued over 'severe and increasing' threat to native crayfish species

Ireland holds one of the largest populations of the globally endangered white-clawed crayfish.

# npws - Friday 12 April, 2019

Investigation into deaths of two protected falcons found in Wexford quarry

The birds were found close to the remains of a pigeon which the National Parks and Wildlife Service said may be connected.

# npws - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Number of national parks to temporarily close as Storm Erik to hit country tomorrow

A status orange wind warning for Galway and Mayo has been issued by Met Éireann today.

# npws - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Contact your local ranger': Here's what to do if you find a pine marten in your home

The pine marten is a cat-sized carnivore, which feeds predominantly on berries and invertebrates.

# npws - Monday 30 July, 2018

Eddie the Eagle found dead in Kerry after going missing earlier this year

It emerged that, following his discovery, he had been dead for around three months.

# npws - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

# npws - Monday 15 May, 2017

Public warned about large rat-like rodent that can 'cause a lot of damage' Coypu This post contains videos

Public warned about large rat-like rodent that can 'cause a lot of damage'

A coypu was recently spotted in Cork.

# npws - Monday 11 April, 2016

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

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

# npws - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Rare white-tailed eagle chicks hatched in four Irish counties

It is hoped the eagle families will go on to form a viable population in Ireland.

# npws - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.

# npws - Friday 11 July, 2014

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

# npws - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Pine martens could be helping the red squirrel make a comeback, but we need "continued research"

The population of the invasive grey squirrel is continuing to grow in Ireland.

# npws - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Mystery in Kildare after discovery of 250 dead frogs

Samples have now been sent to a lab in the UK to examine the cause of the mass die-off.

# npws - Friday 31 January, 2014

Environmental groups want to know if Flatley has a licence for that horn of his

The rhino horn was stolen from the dancer’s house in Cork last week.

# npws - Friday 20 September, 2013

Appeal for information after poisoning of protected bird of prey in Wicklow Poisoned This post contains images

Appeal for information after poisoning of protected bird of prey in Wicklow

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said a poison used for the control of rats and mice was used with meat bait – a practice now banned mainly for the protection of birds of prey.

# npws - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year Nature This post contains images

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year

A 2011 regulation bringing in a ban on keeping or trading the creatures is yet to be brought into effect.

# npws - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Baltimore whale dies RIP

Baltimore whale dies

The whale, which has been stuck at the west Cork harbour since Tuesday, took his last breath at about 11am.

# npws - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

‘A slow process’: nothing can be done for dying Baltimore whale

The whale was still breathing this morning but pools of blood have formed beside the pier.

# npws - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Two seals found shot at Tramore beach

The dying seals were found at the Waterford beach in the past two days.