Category Archives for "Press Releases"

Sep 22

Support measures to protect our deep sea heritage

Press Release: Minister Simon Coveney needs to raise his voice and support measures to protect our deep sea heritage  The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to stand up for the protection of our deep sea wildlife by supporting a ban on trawling below depths of […]

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Aug 07

Deer culls

Press Release: Deer culls symptomatic of increased verminisation of our wildlife The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on the government to properly fund wildlife conservation so that our natural heritage can be correctly managed. Increasingly vocal calls for culls of wildlife, from sea gulls to pine martens and deer point to a growing trend in […]

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Jun 09

Protect the marine environment

Press Release: Minister Simon Coveney must act to protect the marine environment The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) and Coastwatch are calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD to act urgently to protect marine life in areas designated for nature conservation. In May of this year, unregulated scallop dredgers moved […]

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May 26

Misguided calls to cull deer in response to TB

IWT Press Release: Government must resist misguided calls to cull deer in response to TB The Government is coming under increasing pressure from the farm industry lobby to cull deer with taxpayers money in the fight against TB in cattle. All mammals can carry TB and can potentially transmit the disease from one animal to another, this […]

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