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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 [...]

BFCP Workers Database Now Available

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 [...]

BFCP Features in new EU video

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.

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 [...]

Farming for Natura 2000

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 [...]

BurrenLIFE – Best of the Best

The EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee and the European Commission’s LIFE Nature Unit have announced the Best LIFE Nature Projects 2010. The 18 projects selected represent the most successful of the recently [...]

Michael Viney – Farming for Conservation

Michael Viney, long term columnist with the Irish Times wrote a wonderful article about farming for conservation in the Burren for the lates issue of Burren Insight 3. To purchase Burren Insight 3, contact trust@burrenbeo.com [...]