The search for Ireland’s most loveable tree starts on 1st October 2014 – National Tree Huggers 2014 Contest

What does a popular hotelier, an All-Ireland football medalist, a former supermodel, an internationally renowned cook and the ‘King’ of Tory Island have in common? They have all entered Just Forests search for Ireland’s most loveable tree – the National Tree Huggers 2014 Contest. The inaugural National Tree Huggers Contest will be launched on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 on Wednesday 1st October at 9.00 am. Fifteen  people (high-profilers in their own […]

Just Forests is seeking an Intern Community Manager

At Just Forests, we are looking for an Intern Community Manager to provide support for our administrative, marketing and communications duties. The role is suited to someone who is passionate about nature and the environment as well as being native to the world of social media.  If you have one foot on the ground and the other hand on your laptop, then we’d like to chat to you. In a nutshell, you would be learning […]

The National Tree Huggers 2014 Contest

Through the National Tree Huggers 2014 Contest Just Forests aims to get people in Ireland to look around them and appreciate the fabulous trees in their locality. People and trees with interesting stories from all over Ireland will be taking part in the contest in 2014. Unlike in other contests, the age, beauty and height of the trees are not really that important. What is important though is the story that the tree holds. The […]

Call for submissions on wildlife trafficking welcomed

Forest conservation group Just Forests has welcomed today’s  announcement by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik that he has launched a public consultation on how the EU can be more effective in combatting wildlife trafficking. This announcement comes not a moment too soon according to Tom Roche of Just Forests,  “The proceeds from wildlife  trafficking is now a major source of funds for criminal gangs and must be stopped”. “The numbers of ‘flag ship’ species such as the African […]

Offaly schools make local and global links – Local and Global Development Day in Tullamore

Over 80 students from Tullamore College and Banagher College took part in a day of workshops on Thursday 12th December, in the Tullamore Court Hotel. The workshops explored our relationship with global issues of poverty, climate change and natural resource security. The event was hosted by Offaly V.E.C. and coordinated by Fiona Graham, Transition Year coordinator at Tullamore College. According to Ms. Graham, “The purpose of the day’s events was to  help students to engage […]

EU Timber Regulation to Combat Illegal Logging Comes into Force

From a Just Forests press release, 1 March 2013 The EU Timber Regulation (EU NO 995/2010) cames into force on Sunday 3 March 2013. The Regulation makes it an offence to place illegal timber or timber products on the EU market, and places obligations on those who first place such products on the market, as well as those trading further down the supply chain. The implementation of the Regulation will be enforced by national level […]

‘King Oak’ – Ireland’s entry for European Tree of the Year in 2013

(Updated 15/2/2013): Each year, a remarkable tree is chosen as the European Tree of the Year. It’s a contest where ”we search for the tree closes to your heart, a tree with a story that can hold the community together.’ Ireland’s entry: ‘King Oak’ Charleville Estate’s ‘King Oak’ has been accepted as Ireland’s entry in the 2013 European Tree of the Year Contest – thanks to Just Forests for this campaign. Tree name: King Oak […]

Just Forests: Catholic Church must stop driving slaughter of African elephants

From a Just Forests press release 21/12/2012: With the news of the murder of Atamato Madrandele, Chief Warden of Upemba National Park, on 16th December in DR Congo, Just Forests is calling on the Catholic Church to stop driving the ivory trade. “African elephants are being massacred across much of the African continent, with illegal slaughter accounting for 90 percent of recorded deaths in central Africa. The animals are being killed for their tusks, despite […]

Just Forests call for immediate ban on the sale of Chinese plywood in Ireland

From a Just Forests press release 13/12/2012 Call for immediate ban on the sale of Chinese plywood in Ireland Controversial ‘bintangor’ plywood on sale in Woodies DIY Just Forests is calling on Woodies CEO, Mr Ray Colman, to immediately remove ‘bintangor-faced’ Chinese plywood from his chain of DIY stores across Ireland. China has become the world’s largest importer of tropical woods. Chinese plywood companies source their ‘bintangor’ supplies from the Paradise Forests of Indonesia and […]

Just CARBON – Size of Phoenix Park is launched

Just Forests are delighted to announce that Just CARBON – Size of Phoenix Park (SOPP) is open for business…. Ending Poverty Starts with US! Does your work in the development aid sector take you to far away places like Africa, South America and S.E. Asia? Are you a teacher or community worker commuting regularly to and from work? Are you a musician – solo or part of a band/group, travelling a lot because of the […]

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