Mission – People – Funders

The Irish Wildlife Trust is a non-government organisation and charity founded in 1979 (Charity no:  20010966). The Irish Wildlife Trust aims to conserve wildlife and the habitats it depends on throughout Ireland while encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the need to protect it.

Our Mission: The Irish Wildlife Trust works to create a better future for Ireland’s biodiversity by motivating and supporting people to take action to protect and restore biodiversity. We achieve this through wildlife walks and talks, citizen science projects, community education, practical conservation activities, and biodiversity campaigning and advocacy.

The IWT is a nationwide organisation with a strong membership base, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, with branches throughout Ireland.

The Irish Wildlife Trust is governed our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the good governance and the overall strategic direction of the IWT.  We have a small dedicated staff team who deliver the IWT activities and work programme. We have a network of volunteer run branches that engage members at a county level running event and practical conservation projects. See branch list here 

The IWT is a member of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) and through the IEN receives core funding from the Department of Communication Climate Action and Environment.

We are active members of the Seas at Risk, Sustainable Water Network (SWAN), and European Environmental Bureau.



Our Staff Team 

General Manager: Kieran Flood

Administrative Assistant: Fabiola Vieira

Marine Advocacy Officer: Grace Carr

Communications Officer: Emily Nolan

Our Board of Directors

Chairperson: Claire Walsh

Secretary: Lisa O’Mahony

Treasurer: Anne Hannan

Tim Clabon

Gef Dickson

Marion Jammet

Eoghan Daltun

Sean Murphy


To contact members of the team write to info@iwt.ie with FAO:TeamMember

Our Charity Details 


The Irish Wildlife Trust is registered with;

The Companies Registration Office as a Company Limited by Guarantee. – CRO 85061

The Charity Regulator – CRA 20010966

Revenue Charity No – CHY 6264


Our Key Funders

The IWT is supported by the Heritage Council



The IWT is funded by the Irish Environmental Network