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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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Jun 06

Save 6 Miles of Sea

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is looking for your views on trawling within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone. The IWT would like to see all trawling banned in this area and is encouraging everybody who cares for our seas to make their views known. We have prepared a sample template and […]

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Apr 17

People for Bees in Blessington

On Saturday we were hosted by the Blessington Tidy Town group to hold a very successful talk on bees and pollination and outdoor workshop on bee monitoring and identification.   April has seen some spring weather arrive at long last, bringing some growth for our wildlife. It has also marked the beginning of this year’s […]

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Mar 16

Submit recommendations for CAP Post-2020

The public has until the 23rd of March 2018 to highlight their priorities for the reformed CAP scheme post-2020. The Irish Wildlife Trust is asking members of the public to engage with this important process and to particularly highlight the need to protect the environment and biodiversity in any reformed plan. A submission form can […]

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Mar 09

Feed Wild Birds After Emma

Your garden can save lives During cold snaps, you will almost certainly notice more birds coming into your garden to seek sanctuary from the harsher environment in the countryside – particularly if you provide food on a regular basis. The variety of species may increase too and you may be lucky enough to attract unusual […]

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Feb 06

Press Release: IWT calls for better legal protection for marine life

Press Release: IWT calls for better legal protection for marine life 05 February 2018 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is calling for full legal protection for selected marine fish and invertebrates in a newly released report, entitled ‘Protecting Our Ocean’s Wealth – a proposal for legal protection of threatened marine species’. The protection of wildlife […]

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