‘In this fascinating and alarming book, Gordon D’Arcy investigates the fate of Ireland’s vanished birds and sets it in the wider context of wildlife losses in general, of environmental degradation and of the depletion of heritage values. The twelve case studies which form the core of the book are followed by a discussion about what can be done to redress the balance. ‘
Many of the illustrations are by the author.
[Since publication three of the lost birds; the Golden and White-tailed eagles and the Red kite have been successfully re-introduced into Ireland].