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 [...]

Over 300 Applications Received For Burren Farming For Conservation Programme

A Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food press release confirmed that the Department has received in excess of 300 applications for the Burren Farming For Conservation Programme. The detailed the following; “Both the the Department [...]

Minister Launches New Burren Farming Programme

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, TD, today launched details of the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme (BFCP). This is a three-year agri-environmental programme aimed at supporting high environmental value farming in [...]