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

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. The casual use of noxious chemicals in public areas seems to be commonplace across the Irish countryside and this leaves unsightly dead vegetation as well […]

Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in agricultural environments as these can have associated benefits for wildlife. However, the plan largely […]

IWT is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report

The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report to warn of catastrophic consequences for humanity in the face of global mass extinction. Biodiversity loss has impacted Ireland worse than most countries with 120 species documented as having gone extinct […]

Tipperary TidyTowns need your support in the Together for Biodiversity Awards

The Irish Wildlife Trust “Together for Biodiversity Awards” is now open for public voting https://iwt.ie/biodiversity-awards/vote-small-community-group/ . These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the work being carried out by individuals and communities across Ireland to protect our natural environment.      Tipperary TidyTowns entered this competition under the small community project (run on less than €3,000 budget). Six projects across […]

IWT – Nature loses out again with extension of burning and hedge-cutting season

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is disappointed but not surprised at the announcement that Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has extended the season into which land owners can burn vegetation or cut hedges. Once again we note that the greater good of protecting nature and our landscape will take a […]

Biodiversity Event Cloncannon Toomevara

Biodiversity event “Oh Mama I Love Nature, Let’s go Outside”. to include wildlife fun/games, guided walks and talks to be held on Sunday, 29th May, 2009 at 3pm in Toomevara. Programme of events: 1) Wildlife fun and games for kids with Katy Egan and Jane Kelleher. 2) Guided walk along hedgerows with Tom Gallagher 3) […]