Kerry to be part of plan to save curlew from extinction

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Kerry is to be part of the government’s plan to save the curlew from extinction.

The population of the iconic bird has dropped 97% from about 5,000 breeding pairs in the 1980s to around 150 pairs today.

That’s according to the Department of Arts and Heritage, which is to spend €100,000 putting together a team to report on the best actions to save the bird.

The focus will be on the Stack’s Mountains in Kerry, Lough Corrib in Galway, Lough Ree in Roscommon, as well as Monaghan and Leitrim.