Aug 02

Press Release: “31 Days, 31 Reasons for why it’s No to More Slash and Burn!”

The Irish Wildlife Trust, Birdwatch Ireland, An Taisce, and the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland highlight 31 reasons why the proposed changes to Section 40 of the Wildlife Act contained in the Heritage Bill 2016 are unjustified.

In January of this year, the Irish Wildlife Trust, Birdwatch Ireland, An Taisce and the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland joined forces to oppose the proposed changes to Section 40 of the Wildlife Act by the then and now Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, that would allow for the burning of upland vegetation in March and the cutting of hedgerows in August.