Campaigns & Advocacy

At the IWT our goal is to give a voice to nature and campaign for the continued protection of Ireland’s wildlife.

Reform the Arterial Drainage Act

Stop the Office of Public Works programme of river destruction and bring flood protection into the 21st Century by reforming the Arterial Drainage Act from 1945

Bigger and Better Marine Protected Areas

The IWT is working with Seas at Risk, Coastwatch and other European NGOs to increase the surface area of marine protected areas and improve their protection.

Marine Species Protection

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

No to More Slash and Burn

The Irish Wildlife Trust believes that the changes to Section 40 of the Wildlife Act contained in the Heritage Bill 2016 were unjustified and damaging to natural heritage.

Living Landscapes

Badger by Mike Brown

Badger. Image: Mike Brown

The IWT is committed to protecting the natural landscapes of Ireland. Forestry, wetlands, uplands and coastal habitats, regardless of legal status, are all vital to preserving our wildlife and biodiversity.

Badger Campaign

The Irish Wildlife Trust opposes the use of badger culling as a technique for Bovine Tuberculosis management in Ireland.

National Parks

We campaign for the proper management of our national parks to ensure that the shared heritage that they safeguard is properly maintained.

Social Partnership

IWT is a members of the Irish Environmental Pillar