The Ecovillage in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary has just won a Gold Medal Award at the 2013 International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom), also known as the 'Green Oscars'. This year's competition was hosted by Xiamen, PR China where the winners were announced at the closing ceremony on 2 December.…
Gaining access to environmental information held by the Spanish Government can sometimes be an odyssey. In 2012 the Galician organization Adega discovered that a public work affecting a Natura 2000 protected area was carried out despite a negative assessment about the effect on the environment and biodiversity. Adega was only able to get this information after complaining to the Spanish Ombudsman because the Government refused to release the report. Now, two regional officials are being prosecuted for this case.
If Spanish environmental NGOs can complain to the Spanish Ombudsmen and obtain the inform…
The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) welcomes the assessment of aquaculture and fishing activities in Roaring Water Bay in Cork but is concerned that proposed changes to activities there don’t go nearly far enough.
The Bay has long been designated as an area of high importance for nature conservation for its reefs, gardens of sea grass, porpoises, seals, otters and a myriad of other marine life. However to date it has been merely a ‘paper park’ with no actual regulation of activities in the Bay that are harmful to this priceless biodiversity. These include trawling, the use of tangle nets, trammel nets and o…
Cara is a beautiful grey seal pup, now well fleshed and fit for release despite her inexperience.
She was rescued in October of this year by sisters Johanna and Sharon Weadick on the Murrough outside Wicklow Town. Sharon would not leave the orphan nor would Johanna leave Sharon and so they guarded the newborn all day on a busy beach surrounded by anglers, walkers and dogs till ISS arrived fresh from another release in Co. Louth. It was sad to remove such a healthy pup, but the mother could not reach it, so busy the beach.
Cara thrived throughout her rehab but is extremely inexperienced of sea and limi…
An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland, seeks to employ a Programmes & Administration Officer on a one-year fixed term contract (with possibility of extension/subject to funding).
The successful candidate will work under the direction of An Taisce’s Director of Operations & Policy, as part of An Taisce’s advocacy and properties team based at Tailors’ Hall, Back Lane, Christchurch, Dublin 8.
Applicants should be able to show empathy with An Taisce’s vision, be highly motivated and be able to demonstrate:
- expert English (with the skills to copy-write, edit and proofread material due for…