Wild Nephin. Photograph: Sam Birch

The word wilderness is evocative – conjuring up a potent mix of wonder, fear and even nostalgia in what is an increasingly urbanised world. But the co(...)

A juvenile corncrake, caught, tagged, and released by researchers in Co Roscommon in 2002. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

More than €4 million has been dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Corncrake bird in Ireland. A specially protected species, the Corncrak(...)

Storm Atiyah tracks from Iceland to Ireland on Sunday morning. Photograph: Earth.nullschool.net.

Storm Atiyah has made landfall in Ireland bringing high winds and rough seas along the west coast. Waves reaching heights of eight metres in Atlantic(...)

A wind turbine: The Government has had to acknowledge our very poor response to the climate crisis

The Court of Justice of the European Union has imposed a €5 million fine on the State, plus ongoing daily penalties, for failing to complete an enviro(...)

Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

If you happen to be out walking on Brittas Bay beach in Co Wicklow today, you might be surprised to see a group of people walking through the sand dun(...)

Coastwatch director Karin Dubsky with guest speakers Sophie Mjati, of France Nature Environnement, Marc-Philip Buckhout, Seas at Risk policy officer, and  Tatiana Luján, of Client Earth, attending the conference at Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has designated just 2.3 per cent of its vast marine area for special protection, and yet most of its important sea habitats are “in inadequate(...)

The behaviour of raccoons is not that different from that of Ireland’s native pine martens. Illustration: Michael Viney

Last summer, moved by some inscrutable ambition, a raccoon set out to climb the facade of a 25-storey office tower in Minnesota, clawhold by clawhold.(...)

Ireland’s native natterjack toad. Illustration: Michael Viney

An official springtime road sign in Britain carries the burly silhouette of the common toad, Bufo bufo. It warns of a “migratory crossing” for the ani(...)

Gannet birds pluck artificial material from the ocean to build their nests on the Little Skellig colony off the Co Kerry coast. Photograph: Vincent Hyland

There is no “localised solution” to the continuing build-up of plastic materials on one of the Skellig Islands, wildlife officials have said. The Na(...)

The red-billed, exuberantly yelping chough. Happily our choughs compare well with the bird’s severe decline in western Europe. Illustration: Michael Viney

If the Wild Atlantic Way was ever in need of a visual symbol, it would surely be the chough, the crow of joyful aerial gangs, buoyed up in the bounce (...)

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