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Burrenbeo May 2017 Snapshot

The following is a brief overview of upcoming Burrenbeo events. May Heritage Walk ‘The Bealtaine Dawn Chorus’ with Gordon D’Arcy on 7th May at 5.30am. Details here. Burren Perfumery Support In support of Burrenbeo Trust the Burren [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Job Vacancies

Current Job Opportunities HNVS is currently recruiting for three job opportunities with the Burren Programme: Seasonal Field Assistant Field Botanist Administrative Assistant Please click on the job title for each post for further details and how [...]

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 water quality delivery on High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. We describe HNV farmland in an Irish context and discuss the potential co-benefits of HNV farmland for biodiversity and water quality. The objectives of the study were to: explain the HNV farming concept; describe the distribution of HNV farmland in Ireland and explain the characteristics of HNV farmland in an Irish context; show the spatial distribution of HNV farmland in relation to high-status water bodies; discuss the support measures available for HNV farming and the potential for design of measures to provide both enhanced biodiversity and water quality in HNV areas.  Link to the Report: http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications/researchreports/research209.html  Please feel free to circulate this link to any interested parties. Authors: James Moran and Caroline Sullivan EPA-funded research generates a scientific base to support environmental protection.  Projects are carefully targeted to deliver on three key areas: Identifying pressures; Informing policy; Developing solutions […]

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 [...]

Burren Programme Advisor Contact List

All contact details for fully trained Burren Programme Advisors can be found here

Tranche 2 applications for Burren Programme – Closing Date 25th October 2016!

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the opening of Tranche 2 of the Burren Programme for applications from interested farmers. Over 200 farmers were accepted into the Scheme [...]

Burren Winterage School 2016

Working with Nature: a Farmer-centred Approach 27th-29th Oct 2016 Kilfenora, Co.Clare Following on from last year's very successful Burren Winterage School, this year's event promises to be a great few days of talks, workshops and [...]