SOME of Ireland’s native animals are on the brink of extinction because of pollution and over-fishing.
Several bird species, including the common scoter, black-necked grebe, quail, red-necked phalarope and nightjar are under threat, while kestrels and skylarks are also declining “significantly”.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report says just 7pc of habitats and 39pc of species listed as needing protection by the EU have a “favourable” status.
…..Irish Independent…..26/06/12…….read full article….