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ALL TOO RARE Curlew’s days are numbered

January 19th, 2023 5:45 PM

By Southern Star Team

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A curlew wading through the water in the Timoleague estuary this week. Research this week from UK-based charity Curlew Action claimed the bird is likely to be extinct in Ireland within a decade. It is estimated there are only 105 pairs of the bird left in Ireland, down from around 5,000 in the 1980s. The 98% decline is due to afforestaion in inappropriate areas, agricultural intensification, disturbance, pollution and climate change.                      

(Photo: Andy Gibson)

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