Category Archives for "Press Releases"

Jun 20

Press Release: Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes Coillte forest initiative which is potentially very significant for nature

Press Release: Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes Coillte forest initiative which is potentially very significant for nature 20th June 2019 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) strongly welcomes Coillte’s announcement that a new division of the company is to be devoted to biodiversity and non-commercial objectives. This is a very significant step towards creating large areas of […]

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Jun 18

PRESS RELEASE: Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

PRESS RELEASE: Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan 18 June 2019 The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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