A Curlew wading in mud. Photograph: Getty Ireland

Thirty field officers are to be recruited as part of an ongoing campaign to safeguard the Curlew, the species of large wader bird which is found in se(...)

Sphagnum mosses, commonly known as peat mosses, provide essential ecosystem services. These specialised species of bryophytes not only sequester and store carbon in vast quantities but as a collection of hollow cells also store or retain water in large quantities, thus greatly reducing flood risks. Photograph: APB

The flood of well-founded bad news about the climate and biodiversity crises can be overwhelming. So it is invigorating to find islands of ecological (...)

Stock image of a roseate tern. Photograph: iStock

A record number of Roseate Tern seabirds have paired up to raise chicks at a tern colony in Co Wexford during the 2020 breeding season, the National P(...)

Some of the country’s most scenic locations have attracted illegal dumping. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Government campaign to stop Ireland’s beauty spots becoming litter “hot spots” is under way in response to the surge in illegal dumping during the c(...)

A screenshot of the Eagle Cam from the Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve Facebook page

The public has been invited to name a white-tailed eagle chick, who is preparing to leave the nest for good. The chick’s mother was one of 100 chicks(...)

The brown booby in Greystones in Co Wicklow.  The large seabird is usually found fishing in tropical waters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A rare tropical seabird that was found on the beach at Greystones, Co Wicklow last week has died after several days in intensive care. The brown boob(...)

Choughs. Illustration: Michael Viney

At the far end of Dursey island, Co Cork, the choughs are gathering in new families to probe the ground for grubs, stabbing the wind-shorn grass with (...)

 Green Party Senator Pippa Hackett (right) has been appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity but this new role needs clarification.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many people had hoped that our new Government, with its Green Party Ministers, might make some immediate gesture, committing to managing our natural h(...)

Dog walkers at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dog walkers are set to be banned from parts of Bull Island and Dollymount Strand in north Dublin following “futile” efforts to encourage them to obey (...)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service  said the drones ‘will help us establish outbreaks and keep wild fires from spreading’. File photograph: Getty

Drones are to be used by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Coillte to combat forest and wild fires at “hot spots” in Dublin, Wicklow (...)

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