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The call to restore nature has never been louder. Climate change and biodiversity loss are on everyone’s agenda: schoolchildren, communities, corporations, public authorities, philanthropists and private investors are seeking urgent solutions.

Coillte Nature aims to harness the support, engagement and partnership of all these groups in order to deliver impactful and innovative projects-of-scale that respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency in a meaningful way.

Since our launch in 2019 and the commencement of operations in early 2020, we have been working on a range of mechanisms to facilitate major investment in the creation, restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation of nature. We'll have big news soon. In the meantime, take a moment to meet the Coillte Nature team.

Director: Dr Ciarán Fallon

Ciarán has held a range of senior management roles in Coillte over the last 8 years and has prior experience working in the public and private sectors in Ireland and abroad. He holds a BSc in Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Sustainability and a PhD in Sociology which he earned for his research into environmental governance in Ireland

Communications & Partnerships: Hannah Hamilton

Hannah is an environmental communications specialist with a background spanning creative media, science and business. A former journalist and designer with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management, she wrote an environmental science column for the Irish Times, organised the 2019 National Biodiversity Conference, coordinated the Irish Forum on Natural Capital and founded Ireland’s first biodiversity consultancy for businesses, éirewild.

Ecology: Dr Declan Little

Declan is a native woodland specialist and the former CEO of Woodlands of Ireland, a registered charity dedicated to developing native woodland projects and raising awareness among the public and policy makers. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer and has been a key figure in shaping Ireland’s native woodland policy over the last twenty years. He holds a PhD from UCD in Native Woodland Soils.

Operations: Karen Woods

Karen is a forester who has worked with Coillte in a wide variety of roles, including Resource Lead, Timber Sales Manager, Dublin Mountains Partnership Recreation Manger, Forest Manager in Kildare and East Laois. Karen holds a BAgrSc (Forestry) from UCD and an MSc in Forest Nutrition from the University of British Columbia.