Restoring Ireland’s lost birds & habitats and their cultural Benefits
Founded in 1999, the Golden Eagle Trust Limited is a registered charity (Charity No. CHY 14770) dedicated to the restoration of Ireland’s native birds and their habitats. The Golden Eagle Trust manages reintroduction programmes for Golden Eagles in Donegal, White-tailed Eagles in Kerry and Red Kites in County Wicklow.
The Golden Eagle Trust’s aim is to restore, enhance and maintain threatened and lost native Irish bird species and their habitats through:
- Creative/Pro-active Conservation Management
- Practical Conservation Research
- Imaginative Education and Public Awareness
The Golden Eagle Trust is using the most modern conservation techniques available, such as satellite tracking, to achieve its goals. We are also utilising DNA sampling, GIS mapping and co-operating with statutory Laboratories to tackle poisoning. The public can follow the movements of satellite tagged birds via our website. The Irish public have embraced the returning species - species once revered by our ancestors in art, folklore and heritage.
We are focused on involving local communities in our efforts and producing exciting and informative children’s materials. We also need your support to continue our work on these important species.
By becoming a Friend of the Golden Eagle Trust you will be helping us return and protect some of Ireland’s rarest and most beautiful species. By supporting our efforts with €25 annually, you will receive an informative full-colour booklet entitled Restoration Birds of Prey and Owls in Ireland, leaflets on each of the three restoration programmes, a car sticker and also the Trust’s annual magazine, which covers recent developments. Most importantly of all, your donation will enable us to continue our vital work on some of Ireland’s rarest and spectacular species.