Stand against unlawful dredging in Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh, at the heart of Northern Ireland, is rich with mythology and archaeology.

Until recently it was a vast ecosystem teeming with fish and birdlife unlike anywhere else in Europe.

But over the past 30 years, wildlife populations declined to a shadow of what went before and water quality is at breaking point.

Up to 2 million tonnes of sand is unlawfully sucked up from the bed of the lough every year.

We should be rebuilding and protecting this important wetland, not handing it over to unlawful extractive industries to damage forever.

It has great potential to be a World Heritage site or a Peace Park – a living landscape rich in clean water, thriving with sustainable businesses and abundant wildlife.

Stand with campaigners now to protect Lough Neagh.