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Saint Patrick may have gotten rid of Ireland's snakes but it seems he spared our lizards

Saint Patrick may have gotten rid of Ireland's snakes but it seems he spared our lizards

(16/03/2017)

Ireland really is home to two fascinating lizard species and this Spring the Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on wildlife enthusiasts to get out lizard spotting to help map Ireland's wild reptiles.

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PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes ruling on hedgerow destruction which costs Meath farmer €3,500

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes ruling on hedgerow destruction which costs Meath farmer €3,500

(14/03/2017)

The IWT welcomes the recent ruling at Navan District Court in which a cattle farmer from Meath, appeared on a summons relating to the destruction of 800m of hedgerows during the bird nesting season.

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Irish Wildlife Magazine Spring Issue

Irish Wildlife Magazine Spring Issue

(13/03/2017)

Irish Wildlife Magazine spring issue out now!

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Press Release: Prohibition on burning vegetation comes into effect on Wednesday (March 1st)

Press Release: Prohibition on burning vegetation comes into effect on Wednesday (March 1st)

(01/03/2017)

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is reminding landowners that from Wednesday (March 1st) it is prohibited under the Wildlife Act to burn vegetation for the duration of the bird nesting season (ending Au

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Press Release: Nothing new in Creed’s badger vaccination ‘announcement’. Badgers continue to die in large numbers.

Press Release: Nothing new in Creed’s badger vaccination ‘announcement’. Badgers continue to die in large numbers.

(03/02/2017)

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) welcomes the publication of research which shows that vaccinating badgers is effective in reducing levels of TB in badger.

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Press Release: National Biodiversity Action Plan must address lack of political will if we are to save our wildlife

Press Release: National Biodiversity Action Plan must address lack of political will if we are to save our wildlife

(24/01/2017)

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called for greater prioritisation of wildlife protection in its submission to the draft National Biodiversity Action Plan.

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Press Release: Minister Creed fails to act in the public interest in failing to end overfishing

(14/12/2016)

The Irish Wildlife Trust is disappointed with the outcome of the latest round of fish quota negotiations which will do little for coastal communities or the protection of the marine environment.

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Press Release: Minister Creed urged to prioritise recovery of fish stocks to benefit fish and coastal communities

(08/12/2016)

In advance of the annual Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels next Monday and Tuesday the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging Minister Michael Creed to prioritise the recovery of fish populations

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

(30/11/2016)

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

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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

(24/11/2016)

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

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