Conservation

Counter-Poaching: Thresholds of ‘Acceptability’

December 8, 2015 0

Check out part 1 of this series here. Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.3 from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict […]

Conservation

Counter-Poaching: 6 Degrees of Impunity

December 3, 2015 2

Conducting counter-poaching operations in Bayanga is akin to running a company in a modern army, albeit with less means, little training, varying discipline or questionable loyalty. From logistical to budgetary constraints, organizing one hundred rangers and […]

White-Tailed Eagle 2008
Conservation

My Early Eagling Days

November 30, 2015 2

It all began with an impromptu announcement on my way home from school back in the early stages of 2007. We rounded the corner turn-off for Tomies woods on the Western side of Killarney National […]

Dublin Bay. (Photo by Rebecca Doyle)
Biodiversity

Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020

November 19, 2015 0

Submissions are currently being invited on the draft Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020, which will be on public display from 10th November to 1st December 2015, inclusive. The Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020 […]

Zoology

The Pickled Pineapple Snake

October 20, 2015 0

© Dan Eatherley 2015 My first bushmaster was a dead bushmaster. The reptilian cadaver I held in my hands was in a neat stiff spiral the size of an extra large pizza. The snake’s mouth […]

Opinion

Ireland’s Fur Trade

October 15, 2015 2

Most people are unaware of the fact that Ireland has a secret fur trade – there are currently 3 mink farms in the country, where annually a total of around 200,000 mink are killed. Fur […]

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