An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland, was founded entirely for the benefit of the people: their hope is that people will in turn do their part. Founded in 1948 by Naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger and is a prescribed body under planning law. The Environmental Education runs a wide range of national and international projects ranging from National Spring Clean, Irish Business against Litter, Blue Flags, Green Schools, Young Reporter on Environment, Clean Coast, Learning about Forests and Green Homes.
Bat Conservation Ireland
Bat Conservation Ireland is a Charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland’s bats. They promote conservation of bats by disseminating educational materials, giving talks and leading bat walks. They also carry out nationwide surveys and monitoring of bats. The organisation acts as an umbrella group for the local bat groups and providing a central repository for bat records.
BirdWatch Ireland is focused on the conservation of birds and biodiversity in Ireland. They aim to target Ireland’s resources effectively so that the organisation can promote nature conservation among policy makers and the wider public. Check out events with your local branch and contribute to bird surveys.
Butterfly Conservation Ireland
The organisation is a group of naturalists committed to the conservation of butterflies, moths and their habitats.
Coast watch Ireland
Coast watch Europe is an international network of environmental groups, universities and other educational establishment, who in turn work with local groups and individuals around the coast of Europe.
Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
Organisation offering conservation opportunities for groups or individuals across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Irish Seal Sanctuary
Ireland’s only voluntary marine wildlife rescue NGO
Irish Seed Savers Association
The main objective of this association is the conservation of Ireland’s very special and threatened plant genetic resources. Their work focuses on the preservation of heritage varieties that are suitable for Ireland’s unique growing conditions.A wide collection of seeds and all verities of trees native to Ireland, online shop and visitor centre are also on this website.
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
Conservation group for better understanding of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Irish waters.
Irish Wildlife Trust
The Irish Wildlife Trust campaign for the conservation of Ireland’s wildlife and habitats
Leave no Trace
Leave no Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Brochures are available to download online.
National Biodiversity Data Centre
Biodiversity Maps provides access to high quality information on Ireland’s biological diversity. They use the system to find out what is known about different species that occur in Ireland. Where protected and threatened species occur, and who is recording biodiversity. They also, find out what is known about the biodiversity of your locality.
National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS)
National government agency for protected landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna, responsible for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Natural Heritage Areas (NHA) Nature Reserves.
Ireland’s public awareness campaign on biodiversity. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to encourage everyone to play their part in its protection. Good publications available on this website.