Thank you to Inis – Fragrances of Ireland, our Core Funder since 2001.

Options and Benefits?

We’ve put together a range of options, starting from as little as a once off annual corporate membership for €250 (minimum qualifying donation for tax purposes). But ideally, we are looking for partners interested in sharing a longer journey with us, by providing us with multi-annual, core funding or project sponsorship.

Your support for the IWDG is a positive action towards your corporate responsibility and comes at a time when more is being asked of companies to help in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss and habitat degradation. With limited resources, we are doing what we can towards making Irish waters a better place for whales and dolphins, but we can achieve so much more with your help. We hope that your business will join us in improving Ireland’s whale and dolphin sanctuary, so that these magnificent marine mammals continue to return to our inshore waters for generations to come.

These are among the planet’s most charismatic animals and we hope that you’ll join us on this fascinating journey.

Companies and businesses helping to fund the work of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

This is a place holder where we will be listing companies that have sponsored IWDG projects at Corporate Level 2 and above.

Take a look at all the options below and contact us at enquiries@iwdg.ie if you would like to support one of our many projects.

Local Groups

Setting up or joining an existing local group is a way to get involved in the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group in your area. IWDG officers can support groups by offering training in cetacean species identification and live stranding response. Each group can schedule local land based watches and can organise events for National Whale Watch day held in August each year.

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Effort Watch

The IWDG have been co-ordinating an Effort Watch Monitoring Scheme since 1993. This involves watching regularly from the same site during favourable sea conditions. By recording the amount of time watched and the environmental conditions, watches with no sightings are as important as watches with sightings. 

This scheme is excellent for gaining a deeper understanding of  which species occur at your local site. Seasonal trends quickly become apparent and the IWDG have identified many important habitats from this scheme. This scheme has also been the foundation of the Large Whale Project and identifying potential marine conservation areas.

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Members are
encouraged to sail
with us on our
research vessel

Sail with Us

Visit Our
IWDG Centre

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