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Farming for Nature – public vote launched

Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for one of six shortlisted farmers as their top  pick for the 2018 National ‘Farming for Nature’ Award. The deadline [...]

Farming for Nature – public vote launched 2018-10-08T15:37:29+01:00

Portugese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture

  Burren Learning landscape focus of Portuguese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture A group of 20 farmers, researchers and Ministry of Agriculture officials from Portugal recently visited the Burren to experience the lessons [...]

Portugese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture 2018-08-15T10:23:43+01:00

‘Farming for Nature’ – shaping a new narrative

A new initiative has been launched which aims to source, share and celebrate stories of farmers across Ireland who are considered to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature. The [...]

‘Farming for Nature’ – shaping a new narrative 2018-08-08T10:04:53+01:00

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 [...]

Second Atlantic Natura 2000 Seminar – Draft Seminar Report 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00

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 [...]

Prestigious nomination for Irish Nature Conservation project 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00

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 [...]

European Diploma for Protected Areas 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00

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: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/results-based-agri-environment-schemes-rewarding-farmers-for-biodiversity-achievements The [...]

Conference live-streamed: Results-based payments for biodiversity achievements in agriculture 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00

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 [...]

EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00

Possible Christmas present……

"Archaeological Excavations in Moneen Cave: insights into Bronze Age and post-medieval life in the west of Ireland" by Dr. Marion Dowd, IT Sligo. Marion Dowd’s book detailing the excavations in Moneen Cave, has just been [...]

Possible Christmas present…… 2018-02-10T14:18:53+01:00