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Do you want to be added to the Burren Programme’s Workers’ Database?

The Burren Programme workers' database file contains names and contact details for farm workers with a range of skills including scrub removal and stone wall repair.   If you would like to be included in [...]

Burrenbeo July Snapshot

The following is a brief overview of upcoming and recent Burrenbeo events. We also send a Burrenbeo Quarterly four times a year to just Burrenbeo members. To support our work please join us as a member NOTE: Due to ever increasing [...]

Burrenbeo June snapshot

The following is a brief overview of upcoming and recent Burrenbeo events. To support the work of Burrenbeo Trust please become a member. NOTE: Due to ever increasing numbers our June Walk will be the last monthly [...]

Second Atlantic Natura 2000 Seminar – Draft Seminar Report

As a milestone in the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, the seminar serves the purpose of discussing issues of common concern and interest, in relation to the conservation and management of a number of habitats selected [...]

Burrenbeo May 2017 Snapshot

The following is a brief overview of upcoming Burrenbeo events. May Heritage Walk ‘The Bealtaine Dawn Chorus’ with Gordon D’Arcy on 7th May at 5.30am. Details here. Burren Perfumery Support In support of Burrenbeo Trust the Burren [...]

Prestigious nomination for Irish Nature Conservation project

A Press Release from NPWS 3rd May 2017 Ireland’s BurrenLIFE project has been shortlisted as one of the top 5 Nature Conservation Projects in Europe over the past 25 years as part of a competition [...]

European Diploma for Protected Areas

An Introduction The European Diploma for Protected Areas is a prestigious international award granted since 1965 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.  It recognises natural and semi-natural areas and landscapes of [...]

Conference live-streamed: Results-based payments for biodiversity achievements in agriculture

  30 March 2017, 9.30 - 17.30 European Economic and Social Committee, Bruxelles The conference will be live-streamed. Please feel free to link in on 30th March, by clicking on the link below: The [...]

Job Vacancies

Current Job Opportunities HNVS is currently recruiting for three job opportunities with the Burren Programme: Seasonal Field Assistant Field Botanist Administrative Assistant Please click on the job title for each post for further details and how [...]

EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland

    The EPA has published the EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland. This report looks at the potential synergies between biodiversity and water quality delivery on High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. We describe HNV farmland in an Irish context and discuss the potential co-benefits of HNV farmland for biodiversity and water quality. The objectives of the study were to: explain the HNV farming concept; describe the distribution of HNV farmland in Ireland and explain the characteristics of HNV farmland in an Irish context; show the spatial distribution of HNV farmland in relation to high-status water bodies; discuss the support measures available for HNV farming and the potential for design of measures to provide both enhanced biodiversity and water quality in HNV areas.  Link to the Report:  Please feel free to circulate this link to any interested parties. Authors: James Moran and Caroline Sullivan EPA-funded research generates a scientific base to support environmental protection.  Projects are carefully targeted to deliver on three key areas: Identifying pressures; Informing policy; Developing solutions […]