1 Tahrcountry Musings: White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction Trials in Ireland

Saturday, January 06, 2007

White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction Trials in Ireland

Ireland's National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning reintroduction of White-Tailed Eagle(Haliaeetus albicilla), one of the world's largest birds of prey in Ireland in an ambitious 5-year project. The birds became extinct in Ireland the early 1900s. Unbridled egg collection and shooting were the causes of the diappearance.15 chicks will be brought into the region annually from Norway and released into Killarney National Park. The authorities hope that the chicks will start breeding after four to five years.

1 comment:

sita Raghavan said...

Good to hear new like this