National Biodiversity Week celebrates Ireland's 600 Natura 2000 sites
Niamh Murphy
This week celebrates National Biodiversity Week and Minister Malcolm Noonan has called on the public to immerse themselves in the natural world and celebrate the diversity of life.
2 May 2024 News
Tracker shows cuckoo's 9,000km journey before landing in Kerry
Cuach KP, along with two other Irish cuckoos, was tagged in Killarney National Park in May 2023. He is the first to successfully make the 9,000km journey home for the summer months.
29 April 2024 News
‘Line of enquiry’ opened into Carlow hill fires
The NPWS has reiterated that deliberately starting hill fires between March and August constitutes an offence under the Wildlife Act.
Almost 10,000ac of land included in new Kerry national park
Minister of State for nature Malcolm Noonan has moved to assure farmers in the area that no new regulatory burden will be placed on them as a result of the park's establishment.
Suspension of some inspections welcomed by INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has welcomed the decision by the Minister to suspend all inspections not required to support payments until 22 April.
5 April 2024 News
Designations have devalued land, INHFA insists
The INHFA has responded to comments made by the director general of the National Parks and Wildlife Service on land designations.
20 March 2024 News
Appeal for information after white-tailed sea eagle shot dead
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has deplored the killing of a white-tailed eagle in Co Roscommon and has appealed to the public for information.
15 March 2024 News
What a real native woodland scheme might look like
While the Forestry Programme 2023-27 comes with a new emphasis on native species, a meaningful commitment to our last remaining native woodlands is missing, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
Nestflix and chill
This week the NPWS launch of a livestream from the nests of two sets of chough breeding pairs in Co Cork caught the Dealer’s eye.
13 March 2024 Dealer
News Podcast: ACRES green light for 9,000 and NPWS land plans
Hear the latest on 9,000 more farmers being accepted into ACRES, the NPWS plans to buy more land and an academic’s views on funding the Nature Restoration Law.
8 March 2024 Podcast
No plans for new land designations
Around 35,000 farmers are currently farming under a designation in Ireland.
6 March 2024 News
NPWS warns farmers over illegal burning
“There are six months in which to do it. If it’s illegal, it’s illegal,” Niall Ó Donnchú of the NPWS has said.
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