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October 21, 2020 - Irish Times

More than 200 of Ireland’s birds of prey were poisoned, finds study

More than 200 of Ireland’s birds of prey were poisoned, finds study
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The vast majority of Ireland’s birds of prey killed by human attacks or other activity were poisoned, according to a detailed new report spanning more than a decade.

Just over 300 were found to have been poisoned or suffered some form of unnatural death between 2007 and 2019.

New details have been collated by the Raptor Protocol (Recording and Addressing Persecution and Threats to Our Raptors), a collaborative approach between the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), the Veterinary Laboratory Service and State Laboratory, published on Wednesday.

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