Only 18 pairs of the rare raptor species reared chicks this year in areas designated to protect it – the most unproductive year on record.
Just over 60% of our 600-plus legally protected nature areas have conservation objectives.
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent tells Susan Daly how the race is on to save iconic species like the puffin and curlew – and even save ourselves.
Ireland’s overall spending on biodiversity protection is also under internationally-accepted levels.
Noteworthy reveals virtually no protected sites have management plans and Ireland is moving further away from a target for effective nature conservation.