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IWDG welcome Ryanair support for WhaleTrack Ireland project

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are delighted to benefit under the Ryanair Carbon Offset Partnership with support for our WhaleTrack Ireland project...

7th Mar 2019

Common dolphins still bear the brunt of Spring strandings

Up to today (5th March), IWDG have recorded 54 cetacean strandings in Ireland. Once again, common dolphins are by far the most frequently recorded spe...

5th Mar 2019

If we were miners we'd be knee deep in canaries

Says President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at the National Biodiversity Conference yesterday. Michael D. gave a passionate and knowledgeable speech ...

22nd Feb 2019

The state of our marine biodiversity

The National Biodiversity Conference is underway in Dublin Castle.  It attempts to "BRINGING TOGETHER ACADEMICS, ARTISTS, BUSINESSES, COM...

21st Feb 2019

Reflections and images on the Trail of the Whale

Six counties, six venues, one month completed on the Trail of Whale - with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.  There has been great support from ...

2nd Feb 2019

Return of Galway's bottlenose dolphin to Nimmo's pier.

IWDG have just received and validated a sighting this morning by Andrew Morgans of a solitary "dolphin" off the Nimmo's Pier area of Gal...

28th Jan 2019

Shannon LNG: is using bottlenose dolphins as a key issue in this debate misplaced?

Next week there is a judicial review of the planning application issued to Shannon LNG to construct a liquefied natural gas plant (LNG) terminal ...

27th Jan 2019

Celtic Mist 2019 Summer Surveys announced

The IWDG research vessel Celtic Mist will carry out a series of week-long surveys over this coming summer. Our target is humpback whale...

20th Jan 2019

IWDG plan the way forward ...

The new Three-Year Plan for the IWDG has just been published.  Any organisation with high amibitions and limited resources need to...

12th Jan 2019

Mystery whale carcass offshore Co. Waterford.

During a routine Naval Service patrol today (December 28th), the L.É. SAMUEL BECKETT came across a large white object floating some 53nm southe...

28th Dec 2018

End of year reflections on This Island Nation

Dr Simon Berrow, CEO of the IWDG contributes a monthly piece to This Island Nation digital radio. Here he reflects on the year past and looks ahe...

26th Dec 2018

IWDG welcome trawler ban within 6nmls

The IWDG welcome the announcement from Minister Creed that vessels  > 18m in length will be restricted from fishing within 6nmls from the coas...

21st Dec 2018

A pod of people at the IWDG annual gathering

The annual gathering of IWDG members took place at the Waterways Ireland Centre in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin in early December. Our AGM is an opportuni...

16th Dec 2018

Breaking news: Common dolphin in Dublin's River Liffey...updates

Report update IV @ 10:00am 29/11/2018:  With over 2 hours of daylight this morning without any further sighting reports, we remain optimistic tha...

29th Nov 2018
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