Investigation ongoing into killing of Peregrine Falcons

Green News 10.8.18 Peregrine Falcons Louth

August 10th, 2018

An investigation is underway in relation to the unlawful killing of two peregrine falcons in Co Louth.The two adult falcons were found dead by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff in the remote Cooley Mountains where they were nesting.Three eggs were found in the nest, leading the NPWS to conclude that the falcons were killed while protecting their young and the nest.In order to carry out a successful prosecution, forensic and other evidence gathering technologies will be employed.The Gardaí are also appealing to the public for any informationabout the incident. Anyone with any information about the incident can contact An Garda Síochána in Dundalk at 042-938 8400.

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