Hen harrier numbers fall in Northern Ireland
Niamh Murphy
There has been a 26% drop in the number of hen harriers recorded in Northern Ireland since 2016, which has been blamed on loss of habitats.
20 February 2024 News
Farmers in hen harrier areas need 'better support' - IFA
Existing supports for farmers in hen harrier areas are "wholly inadequate" and do not address fundamental issues, the IFA has said.
9 February 2024 News
BirdWatch Ireland concerned actions on hen harrier plan too vague
BirdWatch Ireland said the draft plan does not reflect the gravity of the current situation with regard to the bird and that its actions are too vague.
‘Urgent intervention’ needed for hen harrier to survive
The agricultural sector has significant capacity to implement landscape scale changes that can be optimised for the hen harrier, according to the report.
New plan to ensure survival of the hen harrier goes to public consultation
The draft plan contains 59 actions aimed at securing the future of the hen harrier in Ireland.
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
Upland conference hears that farmers must be paid for public goods
The symposium also heard calls for the establishment by Teagasc of a dedicated hill research farm and for an overarching policy for the country’s uplands.
16 November 2023 News