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#Irish Wildlife Trust

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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"

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

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

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

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?

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

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.