Biodiversity

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

Biodiversity is a buzzword at present and increasing it will form a key part of the new Common Agricultural Policy...

October 29, 2020

Commission launches ‘one-stop shop for science-based evidence’ on biodiversity

Commission launches ‘one-stop shop for science-based evidence’ on biodiversity

The European Commission has today (Wednesday, October 21) launched its Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity: a “one-stop shop for science-based evidence”...

October 21, 2020

‘There is this awful temptation to say the farmer has no regard for wildlife’

‘There is this awful temptation to say the farmer has no regard for wildlife’

Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan has said it is “vital that we bring forward the REPS [Rural Environment Protection Scheme]...

September 22, 2020

Could you be this year’s Biodiversity Farmer of the Year?

Could you be this year’s Biodiversity Farmer of the Year?

The National Rural Network (NRN) has begun its search for Ireland’s Biodiversity Farmer of the Year. The award, which is...

August 10, 2020

Biodiversity and intensive farming can live side-by-side

Biodiversity and intensive farming can live side-by-side

Promoting biodiversity on farm does not have to be difficult and it certainly does not mean that you cannot farm...

July 26, 2020

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

A discussion group set up in the east of Scotland is aiming to farm for a better climate. Not unsimiliar...

July 25, 2020

Managed hedgerows can host plenty of biodiversity

Managed hedgerows can host plenty of biodiversity

Hedgerows and how to manage them is a topic of conversation becoming more popular. In a recent episode of Teagasc’s...

July 25, 2020

Bison to be introduced to British woodland

Bison to be introduced to British woodland

Europe’s largest land mammal will be introduced to a British woodland in a bid to “restore its ecosystem”. The ‘Wilder...

July 16, 2020

Have you spotted spiky wildlife on your farm?

Have you spotted spiky wildlife on your farm?

Have you seen a hedgehog lately? If you have the Irish Hedgehog Survey wants to hear about it. The survey,...

June 24, 2020

Creed calls for ‘thorough analysis’ of EU’s 2 new strategies

Creed calls for ‘thorough analysis’ of EU’s 2 new strategies

The respective agriculture ministers from the EU’s member states held a video meeting today, Monday, June 8, to discuss the...

June 8, 2020

CAP ‘not effective’ in reversing biodiversity decline – Court of Auditors

CAP ‘not effective’ in reversing biodiversity decline – Court of Auditors

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was not effective in reversing the decades-long decline in biodiversity – and intensive farming remains...

June 5, 2020

25% of EU agriculture land to be organically farmed by 2030

25% of EU agriculture land to be organically farmed by 2030

One-quarter of agricultural land in the EU will be under organic farming by the year 2030, according to the EU’s...

May 20, 2020

Commission to seek large cuts in fertiliser and pesticide use

Commission to seek large cuts in fertiliser and pesticide use

The European Commission is planning for significant cuts in the use of fertiliser and pesticides as part of the upcoming...

May 7, 2020

Biodiversity proposals launched by Social Democrats

Biodiversity proposals launched by Social Democrats

The Social Democrats political party launched its biodiversity proposals as part of its ‘Greener and Fairer’ platform in the General Election...

January 20, 2020

200,000ha of land ‘should be eligible for biodiversity payments’

200,000ha of land ‘should be eligible for biodiversity payments’

Over 200,000ha of land should be eligible for biodiversity farm payments. in an effort to move towards more environmental farming,...

November 1, 2019

6 farming principles identified to help tackle environment emergency

6 farming principles identified to help tackle environment emergency

Agriculture will be increasingly expected to deliver farming systems that enhance farming livelihoods while also delivering environmental targets going forward,...

October 23, 2019

Protecting and conserving habitats and species in Ireland

Protecting and conserving habitats and species in Ireland

Ireland’s third assessment on the status of listed habitats and species was submitted by the Department of Culture, Heritage and...

October 1, 2019

Helping community groups to conserve and promote biodiversity

Helping community groups to conserve and promote biodiversity

On September 3, last, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced a contribution of €100,000 towards the Community...

September 27, 2019