Biodiversity

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 groups have been chosen to implement locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives over the next 18 months. Minister of...

May 28, 2021

Wetlands and conservation projects part of €1.35m biodiversity grant

Wetlands and conservation projects part of €1.35m biodiversity grant

Thirty-one local authorities will share a €1.35m grant to promote biodiversity, tackle invasive species, conduct wetlands surveys, and much more....

May 21, 2021

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

A new national organisation, Hedgerows Ireland, is calling for specific legislation to be introduced to protect ‘Ireland’s rainforests’ – native...

May 20, 2021

Cork agtech company revolutionising beekeeping

Cork agtech company revolutionising beekeeping

A Cork-based company is aiming to revolutionise beekeeping by developing technology that can remotely monitor honey bees. Agtech start-up ApisProtect’s...

May 18, 2021

‘Burren in Bloom’ to take place online this May

‘Burren in Bloom’ to take place online this May

‘Burren in Bloom,’ the annual celebration of the rich biodiversity of the Burren, will take place online again this year....

May 16, 2021

National Biodiversity Week begins today

National Biodiversity Week begins today

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform Malcolm Noonan is urging people all over Ireland to show their love...

May 15, 2021

Equine and biodiversity photo competition launched

Equine and biodiversity photo competition launched

A photo competition aimed at highlighting some of the many examples of biodiversity evident on equine farms around the country has been...

May 4, 2021

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

The MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP project based in Co. Kerry is currently inviting local farmers with private or commonage land to submit...

March 5, 2021

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has announced that over €1.35 million will be made available to local...

March 3, 2021

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

A “far from controversial” idea, the reintroduction of the Corn Bunting to Ireland is being “gently” spoken about in conservation...

February 21, 2021

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Wholesale seed company, Seedtech has branched out creating a new division to sell wildflower seeds directly to the consumer. Blooming...

February 16, 2021

Noonan welcomes independent review of biodiversity plan

Noonan welcomes independent review of biodiversity plan

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform, Malcolm Noonan, has welcomed the publication of a new independent review of...

February 16, 2021

‘Some 50 years ago, our farms were pollinator havens’

‘Some 50 years ago, our farms were pollinator havens’

Pollinators are in decline, with one-third of our 98 wild bee species threatened with extinction from the island of Ireland....

February 15, 2021

Minister Hackett launches €1.25 million open call for farm biodiversity initiatives

Minister Hackett launches €1.25 million open call for farm biodiversity initiatives

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has today (Wednesday, February 10) launched an open call for new locally-led farm and community...

February 10, 2021

Review of NPWS gets underway today

Review of NPWS gets underway today

A strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) gets underway today (Wednesday, February 3). The review will...

February 3, 2021

Less than a week left to nominate Farming for Nature ambassadors

Less than a week left to nominate Farming for Nature ambassadors

The Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2021 nomination process is closing on Sunday (January 24) at midnight. Farming for Nature...

January 18, 2021

Consultation launched on development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets

Consultation launched on development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of legally-binding EU nature restoration targets. The commission...

January 12, 2021

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

In light of countries’ efforts to handle the Covid-19 crisis and overcome its economic impacts, “there is more than ever...

December 8, 2020