The threats to birds and their habitats are numerous. Our evidence-based advocacy involves campaigning, influencing decision-makers, minimising the conflict with nature, building partnerships and being strong when developments threaten nature.
Influencing decisions that impact nature
mobilising people to protect nature
I Vote Nature
Make yours a voice for nature
Speaking out for the marine environment
Nature Alert Campaign
Defending the EU laws that protect nature
What we do
The Advocacy team is engaged in defending and protecting Ireland’s birds and their habitats. Our work is strategic and evidence-based. We have the data and advocate on the basis of this for better outcomes for birds.
Specifically, our focus is on climate change, agriculture and forestry, marine conservation, uplands and peatlands, hedgerows, site protection and making sure our laws work for birds.
Agriculture and forestry are the dominant land uses in Ireland and have a significant effect on our birds, bees, butterflies, other wildlife and the habitats that support them.
Climate Change is impacting birds and their habitats. Tackling greenhouse gas emissions and using nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation are essential to protect our birds.
Effective laws to protect nature in Ireland is one of the most important tools in conservation. The Advocacy team responds to select planning applications and advocates for better implementation of our nature laws in Ireland.