hen we last spoke with Danny Alvey in February 2021, ReWild Wicklow was just a small acorn of an idea.
Since then, the volunteer group has grown considerably, with close to 300 members, thousands of native trees planted, and the backing of every Wicklow politician worth a dang.
Joining not only a nationwide but a global call to bring a biodiversity balance back to our fractured nature, ReWild Wicklow’s latest step sees them expanding Ireland’s involvement in Snapshot Europe. With the help of camera traps, this ambitious project will build a definite picture of the wildlife that’s roaming in our shrinking forests and woods. And help reinforce the argument that their homes are every bit as important as our homes when it comes to making this a truly green and healthy planet.
“We have 10 cameras up and running right now,” says Daniel, “and we’re already starting to get an idea of what life is out there. Our hope now is to get another 25 cameras, to get a much more comprehensive picture of Ireland’s wildlife.”
With each fully-equipped camera costing €218, the ReWild gang have been signing up sponsors for each of the cameras. You can find out more about Snapshot Europe here, and get in touch directly on email@example.com.
In the meantime, we caught with Daniel at Newtown’s hidden gem of a woods to find out more about nurturing nature…
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