This year the Irish Wildlife Trust and Canon asked people to submit their best wildlife photos for the Irish Wildlife Photograph of the Year. Our judges had the difficult task of whittling down the hundreds of entries to just 12 – each of which now appears on our IWT 2013 calendar which is out now. The photographers have done an amazing job of showing us just how spectacular our wildlife is and now they are yours to enjoy throughout 2013. The calendar is available through our web site for just €10 plus P+P. All proceeds go to the IWT. The overall winner of a Canon EOS 7D will be announced in December. See www.iwt.ie . [Editors: photos available for press use, contact Pádraic Fogarty 087-2959811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Wildlife Trust was founded in 1979 as a charitable conservation body. We provide the public with information about wildlife, run education and training programs like SAC Watch and the Badger Schools Programme, carry out habitat and species surveys like the IWT National Newt Survey, campaign and lobby around biodiversity issues, restore natural habitats, consult with industry, agriculture and Local Authorities to maintain our natural heritage and contribute to national and international forums for the protection of biodiversity. The IWT is a nationwide organisation with a strong membership base, staff and Board of Directors, with branches in Dublin, Mayo, Sligo,/Leitrim, Cavan, Longford/Westmeath, Tipperary, Clare, Limerick, Louth/Monaghan, Waterford and Cork.