Welcome to the Irish Wildlife Trust

The Irish Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations.

We rely on your support to continue our work so your membership really matters!  We need every member not only to support our campaigns, education programmes, research and managing our reserves, but every additional membership is an extra voice for nature conservation in Ireland and the louder we are, the more likely we are to be heard.

Join or donate today to make a real difference to Irish nature.  Members receive our quarterly award winning magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’ and free entry to the vast majority of our events held annually around the country.

Thank you for your support.  

David McCormick


                                                                                                        Wildlife Sightings kindly provided by Biology.ie


PRESS RELEASE: MEPs must use their influence to get independent observers on board supertrawlers in Irish waters

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the intervention by the naval service to board the supertrawler ‘Margiris’ yesterday.

Irish Wildlife Trust calls for the prohibition of pair trawling in coastal areas

Irish Wildlife Trust calls for the prohibition of pair trawling in coastal areas

It is an activity which has lately been going on in sheltered inshore bays and estuaries along the west coast - many of which are protected for nature conservation such as Kenmare Bay

No to More Slash & Burn

No to More Slash & Burn

Changes to Section 40 of the Wildlife Act contained in the Heritage Bill 2016 are unjustified and damaging to natural heritage. TAKE ACTION NOW

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