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Want to help protect rare birds in nesting season? Keep your dog on its lead

By Barry John McMahon, Associate professor of Wildlife Conservation & Zoonotic Epidemiology, University College Dublin
There are few sights more joyful than a dog bounding through the countryside. But for ground-nesting birds and other wildlife, the experience is quite different.

Letting a dog off its lead can disturb several species without the owner even noticing. And with spring and summer approaching, the breeding season for a vast array of wildlife, some environmental charities are urging people to keep their dogs under control and to stick to paths when walking in nature reserves.


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