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Ireland’s fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) was published this week, setting the biodiversity agenda for the 2023-2030 period. Launching the new plan Minister of State for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan said “Nature is in trouble, but I believe that it can recover. In my time as Minister, I have met the

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This week the Norwegian parliament advanced their ambition to develop deep sea mining in Arctic waters, voting to open an area for exploration in the Norwegian Sea. The controversial plan has met vigorous opposition from environmental groups, the fishing industry, the EU Commission and marine scientists. Norway’s institute of marine research has also come out

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IWDG is recruiting

The IWDG are looking to recruit two new officers in the new year. Education and Outreach Officer  The initial focus of the IWDG Education and Outreach Officer role will be to work with existing officers to develop the Education and Outreach Program, prioritising Local Group coordination. This role will appeal to a candidate with a

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Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan has announced a €1.1 million boost in funding for Irish environmental non-government organisations (NGOs) specifically to aid them in engaging with the rollout of offshore wind. The NGOs targeted for the funding include the IWDG, Birdwatch Ireland, Coastwatch and Bat Conservation Ireland; all of whom work in

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To apply, email your CV (resume) and your letter of interest by close of business Thursday 29th February 2024 to luisa.lopez@iwdg.ie  The internship runs from May to September 2024 and interns are requested to stay for a minimum of 10 weeks to gain enough experience. When submitting your application please include your preferred start and

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A few weeks ago, IWDG reached an important milestone with the sightings counter passing the 40,000 marks. But more interesting than the actual number, which as of today stands at 40,092 records, is the shortening interval between each 10,000 records.  If you consider the IWDG was set up in 1990, it took us 17 years

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The expansion of offshore renewable energy (ORE) into the marine environment is one of the most potentially significant developments in Irish coastal waters. If the government reach their target of 5GW of offshore wind energy built by 2030 and 20GW by 2040, we will see hundreds of turbines, both fixed and floating, deployed in our

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