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Prince Charles visits Nagle family farm in Carron, by Nicola Corless, The Clare Champion

See Original Article His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, expressed his desire to return to the Burren in the future and invited two North Clare farmers to come to his estate in Norfolk, [...]

Royal Visit to Flagship Conservation Project

Photographs kindly supplied by photographer Eamon Ward His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in his first ever visit to the west of Ireland, spent the opening day of his historic visit exploring the [...]

European Diploma for Protected Areas (EDPA) celebrates 50 years

The Council of Europe’s EDPA award celebrates its 50th birthday in 2015. To acknowledge this important milestone, a number of events will take place this year in the Burren, Ireland’s only EDPA recipient. Download a [...]

BFCP Year 5 Summary Report

BFCP are pleased to report on another successful year of the pioneering programme for the Burren which saw 158 local farmers conduct conservation work on their farms, contributing to a positive impact on environmental health [...]

The farmer and the ecologist should be friends

There’s a very common notion, and a distinctly toxic one, that the relationship between farming and nature conservation in Ireland is necessarily and mutually destructive. Farmers destroy the environment, right? And conservationists would stop farmers [...]

EU acknowledges BurrenLIFE good practice in results-based rural development

Ireland’s BurrenLIFE project (LIFE04 NAT/IE/000125) has produced innovations in results-based approaches to agri-environment action that have been highlighted as good practice by EU rural development authorities. This accolade comes from the first phase of a [...]

Burren farmers receive almost 1m euro in payment for environmental outputs

The BFCP is a pioneering agri-environmental programme which aims to conserve and support the heritage, environment and communities of the Burren. Minister Coveney particularly praised ‘the crucial role of a number of stakeholders in the [...]

BFCP Workers Database Now Available

The BFCP workers’ database is now available on-line. This database contains a list of skilled and semiskilled workers the majority of whom live in or near the Burren region. A large proportion of the workers [...]

BFCP Features in new EU video

A new series of videos on Results-based Agri-environment schemes across Europe has just been released and includes a case study on the BFCP.

Burren farmers scoop prestigious conservation award

On Friday September 13th last, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, accepted Ireland’s first ever ‘European Diploma of Protected Areas Award’ from the Council of Europe for the sustainable management of [...]