IWT’s Press Release on Slash & Burn, promotes Petition to protect wildlife

Press Release by The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) https://avondhublackwaterpartnership.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/get_involved___irish_wildlife_trust.png The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have released a statement today, Wednesday 1st March, on the prohibition of slash & burn activities which comes into effect today. The IWT have stated that they would like to remind all Irish landowners that as of today, it is prohibited … Continue reading IWT’s Press Release on Slash & Burn, promotes Petition to protect wildlife

White-Tailed Sea Eagle has been tracked crossing Ireland’s midlands.

The Golden Eagle Trust in collaboration with the National Parks and Wildlife Services, UCD and many other stakeholders conducted a re-introduction project for the White-Tailed Sea Eagles, which was completed in 2006-2007. White-Tailed Sea Eagles taken 5-6 years to reach sexual maturity and for that reason, breeding was not observed from the first reintroduced birds until 2012/2013. … Continue reading White-Tailed Sea Eagle has been tracked crossing Ireland’s midlands.

Minister Creed prioritises young farmers in newly €5M funded ‘National Reserve Scheme’ for 2017

On Tuesday, 21st Febuary 2017, a National Reserve Scheme was launched by Minister Creed of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, for 2017 with funding of €5 Million. The National Reserve Scheme is being funded to the value of current all Basic Payment Scheme entitlements. The DAFM have stated that the €5 Million budget … Continue reading Minister Creed prioritises young farmers in newly €5M funded ‘National Reserve Scheme’ for 2017

Minister Creed talks of new €35M Hen Harrier Scheme for Ireland

Minister Creed has stated that a consultant for the Hen Harrier Conservation Scheme is to be appointed within the next few weeks. The Hen Harrier Conservation Scheme is an incredibly anticipated project that will contribute to the protection of Irish Hen Harriers on our island. The Hen Harrier Conservation project will be targeting areas which … Continue reading Minister Creed talks of new €35M Hen Harrier Scheme for Ireland

Over 56 Dolphins & Whales have been stranded on Irish Beaches so far in 2017

Since the new year has begun, there have been reportedly 56 Dolphins and Whales that have been beached on Irish shores and have died as a result, reports the IWDG.     The IWDG have reported that there has been a huge increase in the numbers of marine mammals beaching on Irish shores since 2011 … Continue reading Over 56 Dolphins & Whales have been stranded on Irish Beaches so far in 2017

New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

The Corncrake (Crex crex) could once be found throughout the island of Ireland. Now, after decades of habitat degradation, these birds are only found in the West and North-West, in areas of Donegal, Mayo and Connemara. In their sixth State of the Environment Report, released in November 2016, the EPA stated that, should current practices continue, … Continue reading New Management Plan for the Conservation of Corncrakes

Environmental Pillar – Protecting Irish soils via the People4Soil Petition

What is the Environmental Pillar?  The Environmental Pillar was established as an independent national social partner under the Irish Government in 2009. It is an organisation that is made up of 29 national independent environmentally-focused non-governmental organisations (NGO's) such as Birdwatch Ireland, Irish Peat Conservation Council (IPPC), Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) and Irish Whale and … Continue reading Environmental Pillar – Protecting Irish soils via the People4Soil Petition

Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Green Party Councillor, David Healy, has suggested that the introduction of Pine Martens to Howth would help to reduce the Grey Squirrel problems in the area. The Grey Squirrel populations on the peninsula are currently threatening the native Red Squirrel populations. The Councillor has stated that the Red Squirrel populations are continuing to be at … Continue reading Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Raptor education in Clare Primary Schools  Clare County Council Heritage Officer, Congella McGuire, has released a statement saying that every child in all primary schools within Clare will receive workbooks on Raptors that can be found within the county. The Heritage Officer stated that: "The aim of the upcoming information workbooks is to increase appreciation and … Continue reading Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks

Irish National Parks to receive a €500,000 investment

National Parks across Ireland will soon be receiving an investment of €500,000 due to the new partnership between The National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) and Fáilte Ireland. This investment comes after the recent investment of €550,000 with a partnership with Coillte with the aim of enhancing the potential for state-owned forestry sites to become … Continue reading Irish National Parks to receive a €500,000 investment