Tree week is next week and it has been celebrated officially since 1985. Its celebrated from the 6th to the 13th of March.
The days may be getting noticeably warmer and the evenings getting longer.
But it is more important this year to remember that the laws around the hedge-cutting season HAVE NOT CHANGED. And it is now illegal to cut hedges until September 1st. Hedges are exceptionally important for wildlife. They are valuable refuges for birds, wildlife, wildflower, shrubs and much more and we must protect these incredible natural resources.
IWT Wildlife Photo of the Month for FebruaryView Post
BirdWatch Ireland will shortly begin research to assess the potential impact that offshore renewable energy projects would have on seabirds and coastal water birds. The study precedes a boost in development of Ireland’s indigenous ocean energy industry, after the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland awarded €4.3 million in grants to various groups working in this field.
As part of this project, the organisation will develop a ‘Bird Sensitivity Map’ to inform energy companies of zones that pose a high risk to sea birds and ecosystems.
Since mid-January, 29 sperm whales have died on beaches in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Britain. They are thought by experts to be members of the same pod, a group of young males migrating south from subpolar waters. Its unclear why these sperm whales entered these shallow waters, given that they are deep-sea mammals and are can easily become disoriented if they get into shallow water.
In the final analysis of the environmental protection and climate mitigation policies to which political parties commit in their manifestos, we examine the Labour party and the Green party.
February 25th, 2016 A two day course on Education for sustainable development – an environmental perspective, organised by ECO-UNESCO, will …
The call for a more dramatic civil response to our government’s and institution’s failure to act on climate change follows on from December’s U.N. conference in Paris, about which the Dáil fasters have doubts and reservations as to whether or not it will deliver.
VIDEO: Finally… politicians speak about the environmentView Post
February 19th, 2016 With one week to go to polling day, all parties and candidates are now on the home …