2001

Irish may call for driftnet ban to be scrapped

The Irish Government may consider challenging the EU law banning driftnet fishing for tuna from the end of this year. ...

15th Oct 2001

Stranded Whale Goes up in Smoke in Heritage Week

A sixty foot whale washed ashore at Fahey Bay near Clifden in early September was identified as a Fin whale by a local marine biologist. Galway County...

17th Sep 2001

Court rules wildlife provisions inadequate

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Government has failed to fulfil its obligations to schedule habitat areas for protection. The Governm...

11th Sep 2001

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group - 5 Year Development Plan

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) was established in December 1990 at the newly opened ENFO office. Representatives from both the Republic of I...

22nd Aug 2001

Land Based Watching

Best spots to watch from/access etc....

14th Aug 2001

IWDG Activities

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14th Aug 2001

Return of the Fins

Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) reaching lengths of 80ft are second only in size to the blue whale. Dwarfing the minke our most abundant baleen wha...

26th Jul 2001

Ireland Abstains on Vote on South Pacific Sanctuary

Ireland Abstains on Vote on South Pacific Sanctuary...

25th Jul 2001

IWDG Act to Establish Local Whalewatch Groups

With so many cetaceans out there at present and with so many folk contributing to our sighting scheme, IWDG members should be meeting up at local site...

14th Jul 2001

New Method of Detecting the Presence of Cetaceans Near Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

9/7/01: New Method of Detecting the Presence of Cetaceans Near Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration...

9th Jul 2001

Cork Killer Whale Died of Infection

The female Orca which died in Cork Harbour on the 8th of July, died as the result of an infection in her lower jaw. When examined, the animal was foun...

8th Jul 2001

WWF Criticises Ireland's Poor Conservation Record.

This week the world's leading conservation group published an embarrassing report on Ireland's feeble conservation measures. Even a new report slammin...

7th Jul 2001

WhaleLog Project: Pilot Whales & Common Dolphins 230km SW of Ireland

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20th Jun 2001

WhaleLog Project: Fin Whales off West Cork

Date: 04 June 2001Location: West CorkSpecies: Fin WhaleNo. Animals: 3 (2 adults & 1 Juvenile)...

4th Jun 2001

P&O Sponsor IWDG Ferry Surveys

The IWDG and P&O Irish Sea Ferries have united to conduct cetacean surveys along a transect line from Rosslare, in Co. Wexford to Cherbourg in France ...

1st Jun 2001

Orcas take to the limelight in Cork

A pod of 3 Killer Whales have become a star attraction in Cork Harbour. The orcas, which first appeared around the mouth of the Harbour on June 5th ha...

12th May 2001

P&O Sponsor IWDG Ferry Surveys to France

P&O Ferries has generously agreed to sponsor the IWDG in conducting cetacean surveys of the waters between Ireland and France...

11th May 2001

IWDG Announces 5 Year Plan

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has received further funding to develop our sightings schemes, due to the generosity of the Patagonia Clothing Compa...

11th May 2001

Pilot Whales Strand in Cork

On Sunday the 6th of May, two long finned pilot whales stranded at Ballydehob in west Cork. Through a joint local effort the two animals were refloate...

11th May 2001

IWDG submission to Corrib Gas EIA.

The IWDG submission to the Corrib Gas Environmental Imapct Assessment Scoping document is available to download in PDF format. RSK (the company conduc...

29th Apr 2001

First genetic identification in Ireland of a stranded whale

On 25 March 2000, a dead whale, approximately 5 m in length, was found in very poor condition near Doonbeg, Co Clare by Simon Berrow of the IWDG as pa...

12th Apr 2001

Shannon Dolphins under Surveillance

As part of an environmental impact study into the effects of a proposed natural gas pipeline across the Shannon Estuary, an acoustic listening device ...

20th Mar 2001

New Theory on High Power Military Sonar Effects on Cetaceans

Mr. J.S. Johnson Attn: SURTASS LFA Sonar OEIS/EIS Program Manager 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 708 Arlington, VA 22203 Dear Mr. Johnson: Thank you f...

6th Mar 2001