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# species

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Rare hen harrier numbers plummet as plan to protect species pushed back
Only 18 pairs of the rare raptor species reared chicks this year in areas designated to protect it – the most unproductive year on record.
Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands
Minister Josepha Madigan says she is taking the matter very seriously.
'Killer' ladybirds are breeding in Northern Ireland
The invasive Harlequin ladybird was first reported in the south of Ireland in 2010.
New species of human discovered in South African cave
“Today will be written into the history books as one of those moments in which the world learnt something new and remarkable.”
The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility
There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.
Here's why sea bass might be off the menu at your local restaurant for a while...
The European Union implemented an emergency ban on open trawling of sea bass today.
Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?
A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.
Meet Ireland's latest invader: The Asian Clam
A new report says that complete removal of the clam from our waterways is “not feasible”.
Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species
Genetic databases, ultrasounds and frozen sperm – expensive, complicated… and it doesn’t always work.
Tortoise Lonesome George, last of his species, found dead
The giant tortoise species was thought to be extinct when George was found in 1972.
Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia
Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.
Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils
Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.