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 [...]
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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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
New EU Publication on farming in N2000: Case Study on the Burren Farming for Natura 2000 Guidance on how to integrate Natura 2000 conservation objectives into farming practices, based on Member States good practice experiences [...]