Founder of Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS)
Brendan Price, Founder of the Irish Seal Sanctuary, Marine and Wildlife Advocate was born in 1954, brought up on the Southside of Dublin, attended Catholic University School and University College Dublin, graduating from Agricultural Science, and resides in Garristown Fingal Co.Dublin. Brendan was :
-The instigator of the Dublin Zoo enquiry
-Advocate and catalyst for ratification of C.I.T.E.S.
-Founder member of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and Sanctuary
-Founder of the Irish Seal Sanctuary and Advocate for National Marine Conservation Centre.
These events defined Brendan's career and charged a National debate on wildlife, taking Ireland to the centre stage of wildlife politics and conservation internationally. They further generated research, policy, revenue and jobs in wildlife Brendan's record of Representation and Advocacy has included :
-The case for seals to fisheries interests ,Government, EU, Embassies and Internationally Expert witness on behalf of seals to Oral hearings for Dublin Bay incinerator and Dublin Gateway Project
-Establishment and development of a Sea Fisheries advisory group and service on the Executive Committee of North West Waters Regional Advisory Council from outset
-Attendance at International Whaling Commission gatherings in Ireland, South Korea, St.Kitts and Nevis, Chile and Madria, advocating a World Whale Sanctuary Irish Environmental Network Environmental Pillar for Social partnership
-Heritage visitors to school scheme
- Rural Environment Protection Scheme
-National Executives of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Irish Wildlife Trust, Earth Watch and in other capacities on organisations, internationally, nationally and locally with Wildlife brief
-Constitutional changes to conservation ethos at Dublin Zoo by motion and record attendances at general meetings
-Author of Federated Workers Union of Ireland, Environmental policy document
-Test cases on behalf of captive Elephants and other wildlife Expert witness to U.A.N (United Animal Nations)for both seals and whales
-Rescue of Castlemahon Tigers, Bear and others
-Development of National Marine Mammals Stranding Network
-Development of Oil Spill Responses for wildlife Organiser of National Exhibitions , ``Seals the Enchanted People`` (ENFO), ``Land Dividing, Sea Uniting``(UNYO)
-Political campaigns based on wildlife protection and ecological sustainability including five Seanad Eireann attempts (finishing in the top 30%) and one European Parliament attempt (polling as highest Independent in Dublin.)
Brendan is an Advocate for Ireland as a ``Centre for the Advancement of Wildlife Rehabilitation``, partnering communities at home and abroad in efforts to live harmoniously with wildlife and the environment.