Message from the Irish Wildlife Trust

As many of you know, hedge cutting is illegal in Ireland from 1st of March till 31st of August. However, many people are either not aware of this regulation or decide to ignore it because of the almost non-existent enforcement of Ireland’s wildlife law.

Please help us share this message and remind your friends and family members that hedgerows play a very important role in our biodiversity and their cutting in closed season can be prosecuted.

If you witness or have information about illegal hedge cutting in your area, please let us know. We would really appreciate if you also reported any illegal activity to your local Garda station and local NPWS ranger and provide them with as many details as possible.

http://www.npws.ie/media/npws/images/Contact_numbers.pdf
http://www.garda.ie/stations/default.aspx

Please keep in mind that photographic or video evidence increases the chances of a successful investigation.

More information about hedgerows on IWT website – http://iwt.ie/what-we-do/hedgerows/

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