26 Nov Into The Wild
Conservationist Highlights The Benefits Of Owls To Wexford Farmers In Fight Against Rodents
CONSERVATIONIST and lawyer Ronan Hannigan recently released two long-eared owls in the Gorey area, several months after they were found injured elsewhere.
Ronan, who is the founder of various conservation charities such as The Curlew Trust, also hopes to release barn owls in the near future. According to him, owls can prove very beneficial to farmers who wish to keep rat numbers at a minimum.
‘By encouraging rat-eaters such as owls onto our land, we will be able to keep rat levels low and in turn, enjoy these beautiful birds,’ he explained.