Burren Winterage School Supporting High Nature Value Farming in Europe 22nd-24th October 2015

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Many of Europe’s finest landscapes and best biodiversity is found in areas where there has been a long tradition of extensive livestock grazing or ‘pastoral’ farming. The decline or demise of many of these farming systems in recent years poses a serious threat to many of these landscapes and the communities within them.

The conference was held in Corofin hall, as part of the Burren Winterage Festival.  This conference heard from farmers from diverse landscapes across Europe who form part of our wonderfully rich tapestry of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland.   Speakers, from farming, research, policy, governmental departments, across Europe, told us about better policy, research, funding, innovation, empowerment and networking. Conference delegates, from across Europe, and closer to home, here in the Burren, shared knowledge and experiences while soaking up the atmosphere of the local Burren community.   It was a very successful three day conference,  congratulations to Burrenbeo Trust and the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP) for organising this event.    All the presentations of this event are now available on the EFNCP website.

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