Significant damage to wildlife and environment in Donegal

Experts have begun to assess the impact in several locations across the county.

It's feared many species of birds may have been decimated by the gorse fires.

It's feared that the blazes will also affect aqua life in the county in months to come.

Deputy Regional Manager of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dave Duggan said the damage to the wildlife and the environment is significant:

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