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€3m for local authorities to improve biodiversity
Barry Murphy
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is facilitating additional funding for local authority biodiversity projects.
23 January 2023 News
Appeal after white-tailed eagle is poisoned with illegal insecticide carbofuran
NPWS regional manager Maurice Eakin said that white-tailed eagles are a protected species under the Wildlife Acts.
20 January 2023 News
Tipperary farmer convicted and fined €1,000 for killing two swans
The case had previously been in court in June 2022, when the farmer pleaded guilty to breaching Section 22 of the Wildlife Act.
Global biodiversity framework 'milestone' for nature protection
A milestone step forward has been made for the protection of nature, according to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
19 December 2022 News
Minister Noonan plans to put biodiversity action plan on statutory footing
As a result greater responsibilities for biodiversity action will be placed on public bodies.
16 December 2022 News
Biodiversity decline faster than dinosaur extinction - Noonan
Biodiversity is being lost at a rate faster than when the dinosaurs went extinct, Minister for Heritage Malcolm Noonan has warned.
Wicklow farmers call for SUAS scheme continuation
Wicklow farmers in the just-concluded Sustainable Uplands Agriculture-Environment Scheme (SUAS) EIP have called for its continuation and say agri-schemes need longer term thinking.
23 November 2022 News
Land use review is 12- 18 months away
Ireland’s emissions reduction targets to create carbon sinks through land use and forestry will be “challenging”, says Minister of State Pippa Hackett.
23 November 2022 News
National Parks acquires 4,500ha of Coillte land in Mayo
One of the largest land transfers in the State’s recent history has seen the NPWS set about rewilding some 4,500ha previously managed by Coillte.
9 November 2022 News
All stakeholder views would be needed for a European peatlands plan
The NPWS published a report on the challenges and opportunities to setting up a European peatlands initiative.
Farmer views sought for NPWS strategy statement
The National Parks and Wildlife Service’s public consultation on its strategy statement runs until 9 December 2022.
14 October 2022 News
Westmeath farmer fined €2,000 for putting in a drain
The farmer was convicted under the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011-2021. The case taken for wildlife crime is the 26th such conviction this year.
10 October 2022 News