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#Irish Wildlife Trust

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact

Aug 28th 2021, 9:15 AM 13,952 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s overall spending on biodiversity protection is also under internationally-accepted levels.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Friday 27 August, 2021

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it

Aug 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,964 Views 40 Comments
  • A host of iconic Irish species and habitats are under threat, writes Niall Sargent in first part of Noteworthy's investigation into biodiversity loss
  • Virtually none of our protected nature areas have management plans
  • An expert forum has labelled the State as the “biggest transgressor of environmental law in Ireland”

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape

Apr 25th 2020, 12:30 PM 43,980 Views 61 Comments

The council said that many parks, and all playgrounds, are now chemical-free.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 9 December, 2019

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing

Dec 9th 2019, 2:01 PM 12,353 Views 20 Comments

“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”

# irish-wildlife-trust - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Have we reached 'peak wasp'? Here's what to do if the flying pests are wrecking your buzz
# Buzz Buzz
# Buzz Buzz

Have we reached 'peak wasp'? Here's what to do if the flying pests are wrecking your buzz

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 PM 49,824 Views 29 Comments

Bright clothes, shampoo and ice cream are all contributing factors, Billy Flynn from the Irish Wildlife Trust says.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,770 Views 43 Comments

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department
# Connemara
# Connemara

Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department

Dec 23rd 2018, 4:30 PM 20,048 Views 22 Comments

The IWT says the public has been left with a smaller and biologically poorer National Park.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?
# Emissions Targets
# Emissions Targets

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

Dec 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,426 Views 157 Comments

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier

Oct 21st 2018, 7:45 AM 17,650 Views 7 Comments

The groups claim that the Culture Minister’s threat response plan would see large-scale commercial conifer forestry in hen harrier protected areas.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 10 February, 2018

This shark hasn't been seen off Ireland for three years. It's one of 48 species on a proposed 'protected list'
# Angel Shark
# Angel Shark

This shark hasn't been seen off Ireland for three years. It's one of 48 species on a proposed 'protected list'

Feb 10th 2018, 10:30 AM 39,956 Views 10 Comments

The Angel Shark was targeting in sport angling competitions during the 60s and 70s and hasn’t been seen since 2015.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
# Electrocution
# Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

Jan 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,611 Views 24 Comments

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list
# Protected
# Protected

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 43,568 Views 97 Comments

Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell wants a controlled cull in the numbers of pine martens to be done.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

Sep 12th 2017, 9:32 AM 28,992 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Bright clothes, shampoo and ice cream: Why wasps swarm around us at this time every year
# Swarming Around
# Swarming Around

Bright clothes, shampoo and ice cream: Why wasps swarm around us at this time every year

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 17,815 Views 18 Comments

“We do a good deal of work in attracting them to us,” Billy Flynn from the Irish Wildlife Trust said.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Friday 16 June, 2017

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
# Normal Beehaviour
# Normal Beehaviour

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today

Jun 16th 2017, 9:51 PM 82,715 Views 47 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
# Burning Land
# Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 31,281 Views 34 Comments

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 3 April, 2017

Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot
# Glenveagh National Park
# Glenveagh National Park

Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot

Apr 3rd 2017, 3:33 PM 16,695 Views 12 Comments

The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 27 March, 2017

A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland

Mar 27th 2017, 2:37 PM 21,005 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has recorded at least 15 wildfires.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Friday 26 August, 2016

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'
# Predators
# Predators

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'

Aug 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 39,486 Views 63 Comments

Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it
# Leave It Alone
# Leave It Alone

Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it

Jul 31st 2016, 9:30 AM 60,920 Views 62 Comments

Hedgerows are a vital refuge for a number of native species in Ireland.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Friday 29 April, 2016

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
# Damage To Wildlife
# Damage To Wildlife

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days

Apr 29th 2016, 5:58 PM 18,579 Views 32 Comments

Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Keep an eye out for these two creatures basking in the Irish sun
# Reptiles
# Reptiles

Keep an eye out for these two creatures basking in the Irish sun

Apr 10th 2016, 6:30 PM 44,652 Views 31 Comments

If you spot one, take a photo and help wildlife experts track their movements.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires
# Kerry
# Kerry

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:17 PM 13,859 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Frogs are spawning all over the place and that means it's OFFICIALLY spring
# Little Swimmers
# Little Swimmers

Frogs are spawning all over the place and that means it's OFFICIALLY spring

Feb 19th 2015, 6:03 AM 25,281 Views 18 Comments

But please don’t touch the spawn – it’s really bad for the frogs and it’s also very illegal.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Have you seen this invasive ladybird?
# Wanted
# Wanted

Have you seen this invasive ladybird?

Aug 26th 2014, 9:02 AM 18,740 Views 17 Comments

If you see one, snap a picture and send it to the Irish Wildlife Trust for their records.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

There's a new ladybird in town and it's eating the other ladybirds' eggs
# Invasion
# Invasion

There's a new ladybird in town and it's eating the other ladybirds' eggs

Apr 29th 2014, 11:48 AM 13,542 Views 43 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust are calling on people to submit sightings.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Pine martens could be helping the red squirrel make a comeback, but we need "continued research"
# Irish Wildlife Trust
# Irish Wildlife Trust

Pine martens could be helping the red squirrel make a comeback, but we need "continued research"

Apr 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,547 Views 13 Comments

The population of the invasive grey squirrel is continuing to grow in Ireland.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 3 June, 2013

Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 13,874 Views 59 Comments

The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has also raised the matter and requested that hares be kept until they have fully recovered.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

You can look but not touch the... birds
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

You can look but not touch the... birds

Apr 30th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,702 Views 7 Comments

Photographers and children are among the worst offenders says the Irish Wildlife Trust.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill

Mar 25th 2013, 8:33 PM 10,857 Views 188 Comments

TDs Maureen O’Sullivan and Clare Daly plan to propose the removal of exemptions for fox hunting and hare coursing.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Have you seen this newt?
# Newts
# Newts

Have you seen this newt?

Feb 27th 2013, 6:15 AM 10,491 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust is asking the public to keep an eye out for one of our few native amphibian species at local ponds.

# irish-wildlife-trust - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Government strategy will lead to more badger killings - Irish Wildlife Trust
# Bovine TB
# Bovine TB

Government strategy will lead to more badger killings - Irish Wildlife Trust

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 6,221 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust believes that the ‘Food Harvest 2020 Plan’ will lead to an increase in bovine TB which will, in turn, lead to more healthy badgers being culled.