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Burren’s first conservation volunteering event: Working for Wellbeing of People and Places: Celebrating Active Conservation Volunteering

Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers firmly believe in community-led conservation practices – training and upskilling on the conservation of the local built, natural and cultural heritage, connecting with others and sharing the work load.  This year the [...]

Burren Life Origin Green Awards 2015

At the launch of the Burren Winterage School in Corofin on Thursday, 22nd October, Bord Bía awarded prizes to Burren farmers within 6 different categories. The Burren community and delegates of European Forum for Nature [...]

Burren Winterage School 2015

Burren Winterage School 2015 Supporting High Nature Value Farming in Europe 22nd-25th October 2015 Corofin, Co. Clare   Take a look at the Burren Winterage School Programme  for further details and the Burren Winterage Website for [...]

Fields of magic on trip to the Burren, by Miriam Lord, Irish Times

See Original Article The nature-loving royal visitor was in a very special place, and he knew it What do you give a man who has everything (Apart from the monarchy, obviously)? A stick. Britain’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]