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The Louth Nature Trust is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which was established in February 2008. Founding directors of the Trust were Sandra Mckeever, Margaret Reilly, Peter Philips and Breffni Martin. It is a conservation group formed to protect the county’s natural resources and to aid in promoting awareness of, and interest in the landscape, wildlife, flora and fauna of Co. Louth.

In collaboration with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council, the Louth Nature Trust has already embarked on managing the Little Tern Conservation Project at Baltray.

Little Terns are one of Ireland’s rarest breeding seabirds which nest at only a few sites in Ireland. Their require protection as the birds nest on the beach, leaving their chicks and their eggs vulnerable and in need of protection from dogs, walkers, various natural predators and other disturbances.

The Louth Nature Trust hopes to expand in time, actively acquiring and/or managing other sites of conservation interest. The group promises to promote nature conservation in Co. Louth and to monitor the quality of the environment in Louth and in surrounding counties.

The Louth Nature Trust is committed to working with local authorities, government agencies, non- governmental organisations, businesses, public representatives, and the general public to promote and protect Louth’s natural resources. The Trust welcomes information and suggestions from the public on sites and issues of interest.

The Louth Nature Trust has no political affiliations.

Directors: Eanna Ni Lamhna (Chairperson), Abby McSherry, Bill Tosh (Treasurer), Maurice Eakin, Paraic Mckevitt, Cathal Johnson Brian Walshe, Mark Dearey, Dominic Hartigan and Breffni Martin (Company Secretary)

Baltray, Co. Louth, Ireland