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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

#wildlife

# wildlife - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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

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

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

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

The new series is voiced by David Attenborough.

# wildlife - Monday 31 December, 2018

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~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

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

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 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

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

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

# wildlife - 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.

# wildlife - Friday 12 February, 2016

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

# wildlife - Friday 4 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge A man found this 5ft lizard casually hanging out on the side of his house No Thanks

# wildlife - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone

30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.

# wildlife - Thursday 27 August, 2015

What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs? In Need Of Names This post contains images

What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?

Dublin Zoo and Fota Island have some very cute new arrivals.

# wildlife - Monday 17 August, 2015

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.

# wildlife - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Sure, they look pretty - but charity balloon releases are killing birds and dolphins

Sure, they look pretty - but charity balloon releases are killing birds and dolphins

Because what goes up has to come down sometime.

# wildlife - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The42 Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary Animals This post contains videos

Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary

‘That’s not a System. This is a System.’

# wildlife - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Watch this rabbit kick a snake's ass to save her baby Run Rabbit Run

Watch this rabbit kick a snake's ass to save her baby

Mammy rabbit does not take ANY prisoners.

# wildlife - Sunday 22 March, 2015

# wildlife - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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.

# wildlife - Friday 23 January, 2015

Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve

“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”

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