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CONTENTS

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ABOUT US Discover more about the work of the IWT and how to get involved.

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CONSERVATION NEWS All the latest Irish and international conservation news.

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IWT NEWS What we’ve been doing over spring.

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EDUCATION Katy Egan examines the explorers of natural navigation.

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BRANCH FOCUS The IWT Laois/Offaly Branch Conservation Work Group shares some recent successes.

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WILD IDEAS The IFA’s Harold Kingston responds to Elaine Dromey’s criticisms of that organisation in our last issue.

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COMPETITION Get your boots on this summer with a chance to win one of a new range of Collins walking guides.

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FEATURE – WILD INISHOWEN Lindsay Hodges and Christine Cassidy on the diverse wildlife of our northernmost peninsula.

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EXPLORING WILDLIFE Gordon D’Arcy ponders the cruelty in nature.

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SUMMER FOCUS Billy Flynn looks at the latest agri-environmental scheme, GLAS, and what it means for our wildlife.

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FIELD REPORT Matthew Gianni, co-founder of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, on the need to protect the Earth’s deep-water habitats.

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OVER TO YOU A selection of letters and photos sent in by Irish Wildlife Trust members.

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IWT EVENTS Dates for your diary.

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ON LOCATION Heidi Acampora discusses her research into the impact of littering on our oceans.

Irish Wildlife Summer ‘15

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Summer 2015