IWT to hold ‘Rewilding’ Discussion in Galway

Nov 15

IWT to hold ‘Rewilding’ Discussion in Galway

Press Release: 15th November


The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) will hold a free event exploring ‘Rewilding for Ireland’ next Thursday (November 21st) in NUI Galway in association with the NUIG Environmental Society.

Rewilding is an exciting concept which can help to restore natural ecosystems to Ireland and can be a part of our response to the climate and biodiversity crises. Nature-based solutions are seen by the UN as a ‘vital component’ to meeting targets under the Paris Agreement and could even provide a third of the emissions reductions required[i]. Rewilding has no agreed definition but typically promotes setting aside large areas of land and sea just for nature, reintroducing lost species (in Ireland over 120 species have gone extinct due to human pressures), or restoring natural ecological processes.


This event will be hosted by the IWT and speakers will include local journalist and nature writer Lenny Antonelli and the IWT’s campaign officer Pádraic Fogarty. It will explore the meaning of the term, how it can define a new vision for the landscape in places like Connemara and the practical challenges to be overcome in order to achieve that vision.


The event is free and no booking is required. Details –

Date and time: November 21st at 6:30pm

Location: Dillon Theatre, Concourse (Arts/Science Building, NUI Galway)

Info Contact: irishwildlife@iwt.ie