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Policy Officer Patrick Lyne is in the Oireachtas today along with @FairSeasIreland @IrishEnvNet @BirdsMatter_ie @Irishwildlife to discuss the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of Marine Protected Areas Bill 2023.

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The New Greater Skellig #HopeSpot is a sanctuary for #cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises).

Interested in learning more about the first hope spot in Ireland? Check out Sibeal Regan's article at https://iwdg.ie/the-greater-skellig-coast-hope-spot/.

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IWDG Officer Patrick Lyne is in the Oireachtas today along with Fair Seas Irish Environmental Network BirdWatch Ireland Irish Wildlife Trust to discuss with the Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of Marine Protected Areas Bill 2023.Watch it live at www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr1-live/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage is scrutinising the General Scheme for Ireland's proposed MPA legislation for the future of Ireland's seas and marine biodiversity.To achieve all the benefits MPAs have for nature and society, strong legislation is essential. Find the Fair Seas White Paper's MPA Legislation Wish List at fairseas.ie/2022/12/13/mpa-legislation-wishlist/.You can also read the Fair Seas Legal Handbook at fairseas.ie/2022/12/07/mpa-legal-handbook/ to gain an understanding of existing legislation and its background information.Be part of this MPA campaign and spread the word- join our monthly newsletter, follow us on social media, get involved with citizen science, and join our local groups at iwdg.ie/fair-seas-mpa-campaign/#iwdg #research #citizenscience #MPAs #marineprotectedareas #marineconservation #fairseas #30x30 ... See MoreSee Less
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The New Greater Skellig Hope Spot is an important area for cetaceans ( whales, dolphins, and porpoises).A detailed analysis of over 100 datasets from 2005-2021 revealed that at least 14 different species of cetaceans were recorded within the proposed Greater Skellig Coast hope spot based on an analysis of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sightings database. The site is home to the highest number of minke whales within the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone. Additionally, the Greater Skellig Coast is an important habitat for several dolphin species, including the robust, powerful, yet agile bottlenose dolphin.Check out the full article written by IWDG's Education & Outreach Officer, Sibeal Regan at iwdg.ie/the-greater-skellig-coast-hope-spot/ for more information.#irishwhaleanddolphingroup #FairSeas #30x30 #MissionBlue #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #NoBlueNoGreen #greaterskellighopespot ... See MoreSee Less
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