The wilderness region of the west of Ireland is a prime wildlife conservation area, considered to be important on a European as well as Irish level. EU Habitats Directive lists certain habitats and species that must be protected within special Areas of Conservation (SACs). Irish habitats include raised bogs, blanket bogs, turloughs, sand dunes, machair (flat sandy plains on the north and west coasts), heaths, lakes, rivers, woodlands, estuaries and sea inlets. The 25 Irish species which must be afforded protection include Salmon, Otter, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Bottlenose Dolphin and Killarney Fern.
Preserving local customs and traditions
Our vision is to showcase our unique offering of indigenous Irish customs and traditions to the rest of the world. Offering our customers an opportunity to engage in these unique cultural experiences and activities within the destination, while supporting and conserving these unique traditions and ways of life. We believe we act as a vital conduit, by linking our local suppliers and local communities to our tourism clients. Empowering local communities and encouraging them to continue their traditional lifestyles, ultimately making it economically viable. We encourage our valued suppliers to make experiences more immersive in the local culture of their area. As passionate promoters of Irish culture and conservation travel, we ensure that our packages educate and promote responsible travel on the west coast of Ireland and Ireland as a whole
Ireland Wild Escapes is in the process of establishing another voice for conservation in the form of ‘The Connemarian’. ‘The Connemarian’ is a charity that works for a better world for ALL local people, water, land and air, and wildlife for the benefit of Ireland’s nature and people. This will be achieved by the creation and implementation of a successful economy based on the primary industry of conserving customs, traditions, flora and fauna wildlife and their environments. Ireland Wild Escapes will contribute a portion of each of their packages sold to ‘The Connemarian’ to assist with the conservation efforts in the region.