Biodiversity

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

The European Parliament saves the integrity of the Farm to Fork strategy but concedes on biodiversity, the European umbrella organisation...

March 25, 2022

Corncrake project includes farmers’ land to enhance species population

Corncrake project includes farmers’ land to enhance species population

The Corncrake LIFE conservation project will hold its official launch this Friday (March 25) to save the last of Ireland’s...

March 23, 2022

Ireland commits €1.8m to European biodiversity research network

Ireland commits €1.8m to European biodiversity research network

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is to provide €1.5 million to support Irish involvement in a...

March 21, 2022

Biodiversity and nature recording scheme opens for applications

Biodiversity and nature recording scheme opens for applications

A grant scheme providing up to €5,000 to support Ireland’s biodiversity and nature recording community has opened for applications. The...

March 15, 2022

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it expects ecosystems to be at a “high risk...

March 8, 2022

Consider biodiversity this World Wildlife Day

Consider biodiversity this World Wildlife Day

Today (Thursday, March 3), marks World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2022, which seeks to promote discussion around conservation, and urges people...

March 3, 2022

Nature is the best ‘defence’ against climate change impacts

Nature is the best ‘defence’ against climate change impacts

Nature and healthy ecosystems are the best “defence” against the impacts of climate change, Minister of State for Heritage and...

March 1, 2022

Clara farmer to address European biodiversity conference

Clara farmer to address European biodiversity conference

A Co. Offaly farmer with ancestral connections to Clara Bog will address a European biodiversity conference taking place this week....

February 28, 2022

Biodiversity loss a ‘key focus’ under Heritage Ireland 2030

Biodiversity loss a ‘key focus’ under Heritage Ireland 2030

Biodiversity loss and climate change will be a “key focus” in the Heritage Ireland 2030 strategy which was recently approved...

February 26, 2022

‘High nature value’ farmer joins Farming for Nature network

‘High nature value’ farmer joins Farming for Nature network

A Co. Cork farmer who focuses on the productivity of biodiversity and nature on his farm has been welcomed to...

February 14, 2022

EU takes legal steps against states to protect biodiversity

EU takes legal steps against states to protect biodiversity

The European Commission is taking legal steps against 15 member states, including Ireland, for failing to establish, implement and communicate...

February 10, 2022

GMIT: ‘Vision for Biodiversity’ plan to support conservation

GMIT: ‘Vision for Biodiversity’ plan to support conservation

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has adopted a new plan to support and promote biodiversity conservation. Key actions include...

February 7, 2022

Citizens’ Assembly: ‘2022 will be a big year for nature’

Citizens’ Assembly: ‘2022 will be a big year for nature’

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform, Malcolm Noonan has welcomed today’s (February 2) announcement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin...

February 2, 2022

World Wetlands Day: Over 5,000ha of Irish bogs restored since 2018

World Wetlands Day: Over 5,000ha of Irish bogs restored since 2018

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, has launched of a promotional video today (Wednesday, February 2)...

February 2, 2022

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has said it does not support the final report on peat use in horticulture...

January 20, 2022

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

A new campaign to protect Irish waterways from invasive alien species has been launched (Wednesday, January 19) by multiple organisations...

January 20, 2022

Farming for Nature: Ambassador nominations now open

Farming for Nature: Ambassador nominations now open

Nominations for the National Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2022 are now open for nominations. Farming for Nature (FFN) is...

January 5, 2022

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

A new report published by the EU Carbon-Connects and the EU Care-Peat project found that the restoration of peatland can...

January 4, 2022