Category Archives for "All News"

May 21

People for Bees in National Biodiversity Week

People for Bees in National Biodiversity Week The IWT People for Bees programme had a great opening weekend to National Biodiversity Week, with a double bill of bee monitoring workshops. We were in St Enda’s park in Rathfarnham Co Dublin on Saturday and in Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Sunday. Both bee monitoring events were […]

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May 20

Floating Classroom onboard Celtic Mist

Floating Classroom onboard Celtic Mist 20th May 2019 A group of Ireland’s environmental NGOs are teaming up this spring for a rather unique education project lead by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.  The exciting Floating Classroom initiative is combining ocean exploration with an educational schools programme which aims to raise awareness of Ireland’s marine […]

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May 18

Discover your nature this National Biodiversity Week

Discover your nature this National Biodiversity Week For the Irish Wildlife Trust, National Biodiversity Week is one of the most important and enjoyable weeks of the year. It is an opportunity for people across the country to get out and experience the biodiversity we still have in Ireland. There is a huge amount to discover […]

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May 13

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust accuses the Office of Public Works in acting unlawfully in destroying large sections of the River Newport in Limerick

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust accuses the Office of Public Works in acting unlawfully in destroying large sections of the River Newport in Limerick The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has accused the Office of Public Works (OPW) in acting unlawfully when clearing a 3km stretch of river habitat along the River Newport in Co. Limerick […]

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May 07

PRESS RELEASE: IWT is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report

PRESS RELEASE: IWT is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report 06 May 2019 The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report to warn of catastrophic consequences […]

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Mar 28

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust objects to Bord na Móna’s plans for a 24-turbine wind farm within the Shannon Wilderness Park

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust objects to Bord na Móna’s plans for a 24-turbine wind farm within the Shannon Wilderness Park 28th March 2019 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has submitted an objection to An Bord Pleanala against Bord na Móna’s proposed Derryadd 24-turbine wind farm in the heart of the proposed Shannon Wilderness Park […]

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Feb 20

Together for Biodiversity Award Winners

The Irish Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce the winners of the Together for Biodiversity Awards. The awards were presented to the category winners at the National Biodiversity Conference by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the work being carried out by individuals, communities, schools, […]

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Feb 12

A Lament for our Peatlands

A lament for our peatlands What a let down. After being invited to an Oireachtas hearing to “discuss preserving biodiversity and ecosystems of peatlands” I had thought that here was an chance to talk openly with law-makers about the threats and opportunities facing our bedragled bogs. Even the press release from the ‘Joint Committee on […]

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Dec 18

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action to ensure that nature is central to its recommendations.

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action to ensure that nature is central to its recommendations. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has made a written submission to the Committee on Climate Action, calling on its members to recognise the important role that nature conservation can play in mitigating climate […]

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Nov 27

Restoring nature must be central to climate action

Restoring nature must be central to climate action By Padraic Fogarty, IWT Campaigns Officer Two reports in the past two months focussed the world’s attention – if only briefly – on the dire state of our planet. The first, from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out in stark terms how there […]

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Oct 25

Launch of new Biodiversity Awards

Press Release Date 25th October 2018 Irish Wildlife Trust & Dublin Port launch new Biodiversity Awards with Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. Calling on community groups, farmers, schools and individuals to enter now 25th October 2018. The Irish Wildlife Trust and Dublin Port Company today launched the Together for Biodiversity […]

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Oct 23

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls for moratorium on pair-trawling to save the marine environment

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls for moratorium on pair-trawling to save the marine environment 23rd October 2018 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed asking him to impose a moratorium on pair-trawling to protect the marine environment, particularly in the south-west. Pair-trawling is the […]

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Oct 17

Environmental Groups enraged as Minister Madigan uses conservation plan to push for damaging forestry in protected sites.

PRESS RELEASE Environmental Groups enraged as Minister Madigan uses conservation plan to push for damaging forestry in protected sites. 17th October 2018 Environmental Groups call on Minister Josepha Madigan and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to retract new proposals to allow forestry in European protected sites. The Minister’s proposals are part of […]

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Oct 02

IWT Internship Opportunity

IWT Communications and Administration Internship Opportunity The Irish Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit an intern with enthusiasm for the protection of Irish wildlife to help in our office in Dublin. The purpose of this role will be to support important areas such as Office Administration, Communications and Event planning/management. It is a great opportunity […]

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Sep 27

Irish Wildlife Trust submission to Budget 2018

Irish Wildlife Trust submission to Budget 2018 Download the submission here as pdf PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust budget submission highlights chronic underfunding for conservation in the face of worsening extinction crisis   The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donoghue calling for greater public spending on conservation in Budget […]

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Sep 03

Press Release: Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters

Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters   The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to Ministers Michael Creed (Agriculture, Food and the Marine) and Josepha Madigan (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) appealing for them to strengthen protections for sharks and other threatened marine […]

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Aug 22

PRESS RELEASE: Latest Fine Gael marketing campaign cannot mask their appalling environmental record

PRESS RELEASE: Latest Fine Gael marketing campaign cannot mask their appalling environmental record Fine Gael yesterday (20/8/18) launched their latest marketing initiative entitled ‘Green Week’ stating “This week, Fine Gael is going green. We are raising awareness about how you can be greener, what supports are available to you and why we need your help to tackle […]

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Jun 27

Trips to Ireland’s Eye June 2018

Trips to Ireland’s Eye June 2018 For the eighth year in a row, the IWT Dublin branch organised two trips to Ireland’s Eye this June. As in previous years, both outings were fully booked up and on both occasions participants fully appreciated the charm of this unique little island north of Howth Harbour. Fortunately, the […]

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