Useful Links

An TaisceLinks to external website

The National Trust Tailor’s Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8.

Badgerwatch IrelandLinks to external website

A non-profit organisation dedicated to badgers and actively involved in badger conservation, welfare and badger-watching.

Birds of IrelandLinks to external website

The Birds of Ireland News Service.

BirdWatch IrelandLinks to external website

The largest and most active voluntary conservation organisation in Ireland, whose primary interest is the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland.

Butterfly ConservationLinks to external website

A non-profit organisation dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats.

Bat Conservation IrelandLinks to external website

An organisation dedicated to the conservation of bats.

Coastwatch Europe NetworkLinks to external website

Aims include the protection and sustainable use of our coastal resources and informed public participation in environmental planning and management.

Conservation Volunteers (NI)Links to external website

Creates practical conservation opportunities in the natural and cultural heritage of Northern Ireland.

CrannLinks to external website

Founded in 1986 to increase the broadleaf tree cover in Ireland and to promote/develop Irish broadleaf resources.

Friends of the Earth IrelandLinks to external website

Plays a constructive role in international lobbying and campaigning on urgent environmental and social issues.

ENFOLinks to external website

Ireland's public information service on environmental matters.

Forest Friends Ireland – Cairde na CoilleLinks to external website

A charity that aims to preserve our native woodlands and ensure that native trees are planted in preference to monocultures of non-native exotics.

Friends of the Irish EnvironmentLinks to external website

A network created by conservationists in Ireland in order to monitor the full implementation of European environmental law, to work for changes in the Irish planning laws, and to pursue concerns and cases in both the built and the natural environment based on the principles of sustainable community development. 

Genetic Heritage Ireland
Links to external website

A registered charity that aims to conserve Ireland’s natural genetic resources.

GroundworkLinks to external website

Workcamps concentrating on Rhododendron clearance in Killarney and Glenveagh National Parks.

The Heritage Council Links to external website

Works to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone.

Irish Deer SocietyLinks to external website

The Irish Deer Society monitors legislation and activities of organisations and agencies that may impact on deer, their habitat and management practices.

Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilLinks to external website

Aims to conserve a representative sample of living intact Irish bogs and peatlands for the benefit of the people of Ireland, and to safeguard wildlife diversity. 

Irish Seal SanctuaryLinks to external website

Ireland’s full-time wildlife hospital, rescue and rehabilitation facility.

Irish Seed Savers AssociationLinks to external website

An organisation involved in location and preservation of traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables.

Irish Whale and Dolphin GroupLinks to external website

An all-Ireland organisation dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in Irish waters, through study, education and interpretation. The public has access to the IWDG’s database of sightings through their website.

Irish Wildlife TrustLinks to external website

Aims to conserve Ireland’s wildlife and habitats by campaigning, education and practical conservation.

National Parks & Wildlife ServiceLinks to external website

Department of the Environment

National Trust, Northern IrelandLinks to external website

Registered charity managing countryside for the benefit of flora and fauna.

Native Woodland TrustLinks to external website

Dealing with protection, preservation and expansion of Ireland’s existing ancient and semi-natural woodlands.

Nature's WebLinks to external website

Nature's Web is an exciting newsletter for children, featuring interesting and informative news on nature and the environment.

Tree Council of Ireland Links to external website

Ireland’s umbrella organisation linking together all state agencies, corporate bodies and environmental groups associated with trees and their welfare.

RSPBLinks to external website

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works for the conservation of biodiversity, especially wild birds and their habitats. 

Ulster Wildlife Trust Links to external website

Working to conserve the natural habitats of Northern Ireland by promoting a wider understanding of wildlife issues through communication, education and training and by protecting species and habitats, both common and rare, and managing 26 nature reserves. 

The Vincent Wildlife Trust Links to external website

A charity that has been involved in wildlife research and conservation since 1975. 

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Northern Ireland Links to external website

WWT’s mission is to conserve wetlands and their biodiversity. 

WWF Northern IrelandLinks to external website

Their mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. 

Woodlands of IrelandLinks to external website

Encouraging appropriate management and creation of native woodlands. 

The Woodland TrustLinks to external website

Charity committed to the protection and enhancement of our native woodland heritage. 

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE)
Links to external website

Independent environmental organisation committed to promoting positive solutions to environmentally-destructive activities. 

Animal Welfare

Compassion in World Farming
Links to external website

Part of the international farm animal welfare organisation campaigning and lobbying for humane treatment of farm animals.

The Donkey SanctuaryLinks to external website

Aims to prevent the suffering of donkeys through the provision of high quality professional advice, training and support. A permanent sanctuary is provided to any donkey in need of refuge.

Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA)Links to external website

Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation. A registered charity, established in 1840.

The Irish Blue CrossLinks to external website

This 100-year old organisation has a horse ambulance, as well as veterinary mobile clinics for small animals throughout the Dublin area.  

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsLinks to external website

The aim of the ISPCA is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare, and to relieve animal suffering. 

Irish Wildlife MattersLinks to external website

Guidelines for rescue and treatment of wild animals

The Monkey SanctuaryLinks to external website

Ireland’s only sanctuary for unwanted monkeys.  

TACT Wildlife Centre Talnotry Avian Care TrustLinks to external website

A voluntary charity caring for bird and mammal species.

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