The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is a non-governmental 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.
The Irish Wildlife Trust works to create a better future for Ireland’s biodiversity by motivating and supporting people to take action to protect biodiversity. We achieve this through wildlife walks and talks, citizen science projects, community & school education, practical conservation activities, and biodiversity campaigning and advocacy.
We depend upon the generous efforts of volunteers throughout Ireland who work tirelessly to conserve Ireland’s wildlife and habitats and bring life to the organisation.
The IWT is a nationwide organisation with a strong membership base, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, with branches throughout Ireland.
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.
The IWT is supported by the Heritage Council
The IWT is funded by the Irish Environmental Network