Leave No Trace Principles
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.
At the heart of Leave No Trace are seven principles for reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities.
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
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.
To learn more about the Leave No Trace programme, visit www.leavenotraceireland.org.