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Press Release: Illegal dumping and mechanical turf extraction again found in Glenveagh National Park

Press Release: Illegal dumping and mechanical turf extraction again found in Glenveagh National Park

(03/04/2017)

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has made a complaint to the EPA and Donegal County Council in relation to illegal dumping in Glenveagh National Park.

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New book charts Ireland’s vanishing nature and explores a future for people and wildlife

New book charts Ireland’s vanishing nature and explores a future for people and wildlife

(31/03/2017)

In his new book Whittled Away – Ireland’s Vanishing Nature Fogarty issues a provocative call to arms and presents an alternative path that could lead us all to a brighter future.

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PRESS RELEASE: Amendment to Heritage Bill step in the right direction but does not answer the Burning Question

(31/03/2017)

The IWT reluctantly welcomes the outcome of the Seanad debate on the Heritage Bill.

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PRESS RELEASE: Devastating weekend for wild fires across Ireland

PRESS RELEASE: Devastating weekend for wild fires across Ireland

(28/03/2017)

Since Friday the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has recorded 15 wild fires from counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Galway, Donegal, Louth and Mayo.

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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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