Wildlife

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

There is no evidence to show that mass badger culling in the United Kingdom prevents bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle,...

March 21, 2022

Government launches new wildlife protection consultation

Government launches new wildlife protection consultation

Plans to ensure wildlife can be better protected and enhanced in developments have been set out in a consultation launched...

January 11, 2022

UK government commits additional £7.2 million to tackling illegal wildlife trade

UK government commits additional £7.2 million to tackling illegal wildlife trade

Endangered species including tigers, orangutans, pangolins and rosewood trees will be better protected under a range of projects funded by...

October 1, 2021

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

The Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradiation scheme has been in place for 67 years in Ireland, with the scheme costing €97.3...

September 20, 2021

Conservation project ‘could provide blueprint for wildlife recovery’

Conservation project ‘could provide blueprint for wildlife recovery’

A new collaboration aims to show how farmers can work together to achieve the recovery of some of the UK’s...

March 11, 2021

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Applicants for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their Mid-Tier application and send it to...

July 3, 2018

Report shows hedgehog numbers plummet by 50% in British countryside

Report shows hedgehog numbers plummet by 50% in British countryside

A wildlife campaign is urging farmers to think of their prickly friends, as a new report shows hedgehog levels have plummeted...

February 11, 2018

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

Northern Ireland’s first badger report shows just over 40 potential badger crimes were reported in 2015. The report was published...

December 13, 2017

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer announced

Co. Down man Philip Bell has been selected as Northern Ireland’s most wildlife friendly farmer at the Farming Life and...

October 28, 2017

Have your say on the battle to wipe out bovine TB in Northern Ireland

Have your say on the battle to wipe out bovine TB in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has urged the public to have its say on plans to eradicate bovine TB in...

January 14, 2015