Mother Gráinne with her three Northern cheetah cubs – yet to be named – in Fota Wildlife Park, Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Fota Wildlife Park is hoping its latest arrivals will help boost its visitor numbers over the summer months as it announced the birth of three new che(...)

Dr Nicholas Payne atttaches a bio-logging device to a tiger shark in waters off the Bahamas.

The mysterious lifestyle of tiger sharks, who are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment, has been revealed through the use of in(...)

A red panda eats bamboo leaves in the Tierpark Berlin. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

A red panda which escaped from a zoo in Belfast has been found safe and well. Police said it went missing on Sunday and was believed to be “taking i(...)

An image from a rare shark nursery filmed 200 nautical miles west of Ireland by Irish and British scientists in one of six offshore special areas of conservation.

A rare shark nursery has been identified by a team of scientists in one of the State’s marine protected areas some 200 nautical miles off the west coa(...)

Scientists estimate that just 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying just 9 per cent of the territory they once lived in. Photograph: Sarah Durant/ZSL/PA Wire

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah — the world’s fastest land animal — sprinting to extinction, experts have warned. Scientists estimate tha(...)

The new addition to Fota Wildlife Park – a baby Columbian Spider Monkey

Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork has announced the birth of a critically endangered primate, a baby Columbian Spider Monkey. The baby was born recently (...)

Traces of emerald ash borer on a dead tree. Photograph: iStock

California’s oak trees are dropping dead in their hundreds of thousands in an epidemic described as “unstoppable”. The emerald ash borer has wiped ou(...)

The skull from a white male rhinoceros carcass at the Kruger National Park, South Africa, on Wednesday.  The rhino had to be put down by officials from the park after he was shot and injured by poachers. Photograph: Shiraaz Mohamed/EPA

Despite progress made against rhino poaching in South Africa and Kenya last year, the slaughter of the endangered species across the African continent(...)

Flowers and fruit on the  previously unknown tree found in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, by the team from Trinity College Dublin

Botanists from Ireland have discovered a previously unknown tree species in Honduras but almost immediately it was put on to a “critically endangered”(...)

Pierre Cousteau, director of Cousteau Foundation and son of Jacques Cousteau with Simon Coveney TD Minister for the Marine at the Harnessing our Ocean Wealth conference in Cork Harbour. Photograph: Darragh Kane

French explorer, film-maker and diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said that “if the sea dies, man dies”, and his youngest son concurs. However, moralis(...)

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