Campaign Areas


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


Nature Restoration Law


See our Marine Advocacy Page here 

See our Fair Seas Campaigns Page here

Restoring the Sturgeon to Irish Waters 


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. Read more here 


See links to some of our work on woodlands and forestry below

2022 Forest Strategy Implementation Plan

Irish Wildlife Trust submission to the Forest Strategy Implementation Plan, November 2022


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

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.

National Parks

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


Badger Culling 

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



Social Partnership

IWT is a members of the Irish Environmental Pillar