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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP

We are kicking off a brand new series called #WHOWEARE!
Each month we will introduce you to officers and directors of the IWDG and many of our members.
Today we are delighted to introduce consultancy team member and marine scientist Patrick Lyne.
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Currently, there is no definition of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Irish law. ⁠The IWDG wish to see Ireland achieve their international commitments and legal obligations, and create a truly ecologically coherent network of well-managed and well resourced MPAs.

Humpback whale breaching while feeding off the Blasket Islands this weekend. Keep up to date on the IWDG WhaleTrack Ireland project.

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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP
🎬Lights, camera, action!The IWDG is kicking off a brand new series today called #WHOWEARE!In this series of short videos, we will introduce you to officers and directors of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and many of our members. Learn about how they get involved in the group, what they feel they can contribute and how involvement has influenced their lives.Each month we will show you a new episode of ‘Who We Are’ and in this first episode, we are delighted to introduce consultancy team member and marine scientist Patrick Lyne.Partick Lyne is a long standing member and officer of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. He is heavily involved in offshore work including mitigation and passive acoustic monitoring. Patrick was senior author on the recent IWDG Offshore Windfarm Policy Document. He lives on the tip of the Béara Peninsula where he is constantly looking out to sea for whales and dolphins....👉Please visit iwdg.ie/what-we-do/ to find out more about our group and what we do.👉also, you can find the Offshore Policy Document here iwdg.ie/iwdg-publish-offshore-windfarm-policy-to-ensure-impacts-on-marine-mammals-are-kept-at-a-m...#WHOWEARE#IWDG#whales#dolphins#research#conservation ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know?⁠Currently, there is no definition of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Irish law. ⁠The IWDG wish to see Ireland achieve their international commitments and legal obligations, and create a truly ecologically coherent network of well-managed and well resourced MPAs, that is representative and connected.⁠Current marine protected areas cover only 7.43% of the world’s oceans. Ireland has committed to protecting 10% of its maritime areas by 2020 under the Convention on Biological Diversity and a further target of 30% by 2030. At present, Ireland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) coverage is at a mere 2.13%.⁠Under the EU Habitats Directive, SACs (Special Areas of Conservation) are designated for the protection of cetaceans in Ireland. There are five to date; 3 with harbour porpoise as qualifying interests (Roaringwater Bay and Islands, Blasket Islands and Rockabill to Dalkey Islands) and two with bottlenose dolphins as qualifying interests (Lower River Shannon and West Connaught Coast).Read the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage report on Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network here 👉 www.gov.ie/en/consultation/45271-public-consultation-on-expert-advisory-group-report-entitled-exp...AND Get involved and take action in the public consultation process by filling out their survey here 👉 ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/PublicConsultationMPAAdvisoryGroupReport2021?fbclid=IwAR1xl5AxgHS8Oa...#IWDG #conservation #MarineProtectedAreas #LoveYourSea #TheOceanWeShare ... See MoreSee Less
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