Biodiversity

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

Department ‘progressing climate action and biodiversity policies’

Department ‘progressing climate action and biodiversity policies’

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has had significant input into the Climate Action Plan which was published...

September 2, 2019

Collectivising the abundance of energy in and around Lough Corrib

Collectivising the abundance of energy in and around Lough Corrib

Corrib Beo – which is co-chaired by Denis Goggin of Waterways Foundation Galway and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official,...

August 24, 2019

‘One million species worldwide are at risk of extinction’

‘One million species worldwide are at risk of extinction’

New information that points to the risk of extinction for one million species – worldwide – came to light in...

May 22, 2019

Creed: National biodiversity ‘of upmost importance’

Creed: National biodiversity ‘of upmost importance’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regards the country’s biodiversity with the “upmost importance”, according to Minister Michael...

May 20, 2019

‘Eroding foundations’: One million species threatened with extinction

‘Eroding foundations’: One million species threatened with extinction

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – with one million animal and plant species now threatened...

May 7, 2019

Drumshanbo organic farmer announced as local biodiversity champion

Drumshanbo organic farmer announced as local biodiversity champion

A Drumshanbo organic farmer was recently honoured as a local biodiversity champion for sharing the biodiversity on his farm by...

March 23, 2019

Coillte to spend €500,000 on Sligo woodland restoration

Coillte to spend €500,000 on Sligo woodland restoration

Coillte has announced that it will invest €500,000 on a woodland restoration project in Co. Sligo, the week after it...

February 25, 2019

New biodiversity ‘charter’ announced at national conference

New biodiversity ‘charter’ announced at national conference

The National Biodiversity Conference – held today, Thursday, February 21 – has announced a new ‘charter’ aimed at supporting the...

February 21, 2019

President: More can be done to harness farmers’ goodwill

President: More can be done to harness farmers’ goodwill

President Michael D. Higgins has raised doubts about current environmental policies, saying they may not be doing enough to “harness...

February 21, 2019

IWT protests ‘lack of action in the face of ecological collapse’

IWT protests ‘lack of action in the face of ecological collapse’

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) held four protests on Saturday, November 18, to highlight its anger at what it believes...

November 19, 2018

Registrations open for the National Biodiversity Conference

Registrations open for the National Biodiversity Conference

The opening of registrations for the National Biodiversity Conference, titled ‘New Horizons for Nature’, has been announced today (Monday, 19...

November 19, 2018

Coillte launches BioClass system for biodiversity sites

Coillte launches BioClass system for biodiversity sites

A new classification system that will allow for integrated planning and management of key biodiversity sites has been launched by...

September 11, 2018

National Biodiversity Week to kick off in the midlands this weekend

National Biodiversity Week to kick off in the midlands this weekend

National Biodiversity Week is set to kick off this weekend to draw attention to Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats...

May 15, 2018