Leave No Trace Ireland is a network of organisations and individuals with an interest in promoting the responsible recreational use of the outdoors. As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor recreation, our collective mark on the environment and its natural processes, increases. Litter, disturbance to vegetation, water pollution, wildlife, livestock and other people are all indicators of the need to develop a national ethic that protects both natural and cultural heritage. Techniques designed to minimise the social and environmental impacts to these areas are incorporated into the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Education Programme.

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:

At the heart of Leave No Trace are seven principles for reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities.
These are:

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Be Considerate of Others

Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife

Travel and Camp on Durable Ground

Leave What You Find

Dispose of Waste Properly

Minimise the Effects of Fire

  • Leave No Trace Ireland promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. The programme strives to build awareness, appreciation and respect for Ireland’s natural and cultural heritage and is dedicated to creating a nationally recognised and accepted outdoor ethic that promotes personal responsibility.
  • It encourages all outdoor enthusiasts (e.g. walkers, mountain bikers, canoeists, orienteerers, horse riders) to do their part to maintain those lands used by the public for the benefit of the environment and for future generations.
  • Practicing a Leave No Trace ethic is simple.
    Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE of your visit.

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