The destruction of swathes of habitat by gorse fires is displacing or a wiping out a generation of the its native wildlife

The destruction of swathes of habitat by gorse fires is displacing or a wiping out a generation of the its native wildlife.

This is the height of the breeding season, nesting birds can take light leaving their  young to be consumed by the blaze.

Survivors are few, in the wake of a serious County Down outbreak the USPCA rescued only one injured badger. How many perished?

The NIFRS, PSNI and other agencies do sterling  work in tackling and investigating this mindless crime that scars our countryside.

The USPCA is appealing to the public to act responsibly whilst enjoying our countryside. If you see or suspect deliberate fire raising contact either the police or NIFRS and report this. Should you come across an injured wildlife survivor call USPCA on 028 3025 1000 and we do our utmost to address its suffering.

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Gorse Fires