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PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

(17/06/2017)

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and members of the public to avoid the use of harmful herbicides and weed-killers, particularly on our roadsides.

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PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust opposes new UNESCO status for Killarney National Park

PRESS RELEASE: Irish Wildlife Trust opposes new UNESCO status for Killarney National Park

(09/06/2017)

Since 1982 Killarney National Park has been a UNESCO ‘biosphere’ reserve which, according to the world body “promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use"

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Open Letter: Heritage Bill is bad news for environment

Open Letter: Heritage Bill is bad news for environment

(31/05/2017)

In the last two months thousands of hectares of our natural heritage has gone up in smoke as heather and gorse were burnt illegally on our mountains, hills and bogs.

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IWT Biodiversity Week Events

IWT Biodiversity Week Events

(18/05/2017)

We are celebrating National Biodiversity Week from 19th to 28th May and we have free events happening across the country.

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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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