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Efforts to save the curlew need to be 'upscaled'
Declan O’Brien
The annual report from the Curlew Conservation Programme recorded 42 chicks reaching fledging stage last summer, up from 19 chicks in 2022.
New €25m EIP aims to halt decline of breeding waders
The new project is looking for proposals on how to scale up conservation efforts with farmers, farm advisers and researchers under a €25m funding call.
Welcome surge in curlew numbers
A conservation programme seeking to boost curlew numbers has seen increases in the number of breeding pairs and chicks progressing to fledgling stage.
John B Keane's ‘field’ is now growing spruce
Barry O’Donoghue of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) warned that the 'spirit, wildness and cultural heritage of the uplands was being lost'.
22 November 2023 News
Trees aren’t always the answer
To meet 2035 woodland creation targets, half of Ireland’s wet grasslands would need to be afforested. This is not necessarily a good thing, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
22 November 2023 Climate and environment
330 forestry planting applications at risk of being rejected
Minister McConalogue conceded that 3% of 437 applications on hand from the old forestry programme were ineligible as they were within 1.5km of a curlew site.
1 October 2023 News