IRELAND HAS REINTRODUCED predators before: a total of 100 white-tailed eagles were released in Killarney National Park from the mid-2000s, while Donegal saw more than 60 golden eagles released between 2001 and 2012. 

The projects to reintroduce the two eagle species have been taking place amid a wider rewilding project across Europe that has also seen beavers, bison and over 30 other species make successful comebacks across the continent since 1960. 

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