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IFA to seek compensation scheme for designated land
Rachel Donovan
The team consists of representatives from Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs).
23 November 2022 Feature
IFJ Junior: common crane conservation in Ireland’s bogs
Can the Common Crane make a big comeback now that its natural habitat bogs are being rewetted? Niamh Kelly reports.
23 November 2022
Conservation grazing with Shetland ponies
Helen Sharp finds out more about the ponies she lives next to and how they are helping conservation efforts in Co Fermanagh.
ACRES could 'lead to environmental decline' in the Burren
At a time where we should be showing huge environmental ambition, we unfortunately seem to be showing a little bit less, Brendan Dunford of the Burren Programme has said.
23 November 2022 News
Biodiversity report puts spotlight on derogation
Some members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment suggested that there is an opportunity for Ireland to stop looking for nitrates derogation from Brussels.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Wicklow SUAS: farmers at the ‘heart’ of habitat improvements
The Wicklow Uplands SUAS EIP concluded this week with farmers and ecologists reflecting on the progress made over the scheme’s five years.
23 November 2022 News
Review nitrates derogation and end drainage of peatlands – report
The committee also agreed that “all farmers need to know what their greenhouse has emissions are and how these are affected when they change their farm output and farming practices”.
17 November 2022 Climate and environment
‘Greater intervention’ needed to ensure survival of curlew
Until the factors that led to such a massive population collapse in the first place are fully addressed, curlew pairs will continue to be lost, a report has found.
13 November 2022 News
Over €500,000 of restricted funds misused by Bird Watch Ireland
An inspector's report found that there was a lack of sufficient board oversight of the activities and finances of Bird Watch Ireland.
10 November 2022 News
New lease of life for Leenane granary
Damien O’Neill has undertaken a restoration of a 19th century granary with ties to the War of Independence in Leenane, Co Galway.
2 November 2022 Buildings
DAERA change bird control licences
DAERA has said the temporary licences will remain in place until the end of the year, although they will likely be withdrawn before then.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
‘We can’t go back to the old days of imposing designations’
Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan talks rewetting, designations and if he would like to stay on in the role after the cabinet reshuffle with Amy Forde.
26 October 2022 News