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Nature's Web Newsletter – Spring 2021

Biodiversity
(Apr 6, 2021)

The Spring 2021 Issue of the Nature's Web Newsletter - an exciting newsletter for children - has been posted on the web.

 

Timely and simple actions key to protecting pollinators, says botanist

Biodiversity
(Apr 6, 2021)

A new all-Ireland pollinator plan is encouraging more people to “pledge their garden for pollinators” and create “pitstops for hungry bees right across our landscape”.

 

'Importing peat is a nonsense' - Just Transition Commissioner

Biodiversity
(Apr 6, 2021)

The Just Transition Commissioner is willing to help address escalating tensions on peat harvesting, turf cutting and bog rewetting.

 

Ireland’s first wildlife hospital appeals for help over injured animals

Biodiversity
(Apr 6, 2021)

Ireland’s first wildlife hospital has appealed for help as it prepares to expand its facility following an influx of injured and sick animals.

 

Launch of the new All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Biodiversity
(Mar 29, 2021)

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025 was launched last week by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD, together with Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD and Minister of State for Forestry, Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett.

 

Biodiversity: Commission launches virtual Pollinator Park

Biodiversity
(Mar 29, 2021)

Pollinator Park is an interactive digital tool to raise awareness about the alarming decline of pollinators and mobilise global action to address it.

 

Bord na Móna under fire on rewetting, harvesting and turf cutting

Biodiversity
(Mar 29, 2021)

Pressure is mounting on Bord na Móna (BnM) to “explicitly state” that it will provide “written legal agreements” to farmers and landowners who could be affected by the semi-state company’s vast bog rewetting project.

 

Rewilding Irish landscape would bring big benefits ‘for nature and humans’

Biodiversity
(Mar 29, 2021)

Rewilding many parts of the Irish landscape is not anti-farming, and must be factored into national policies a lot more if the country’s “climate and biodiversity crisis” is to be addressed, according to wildlife expert Pádraic Fogarty.

 

Minister Hackett issues reminder on closing date for new Biodiversity Initiative applications Focus on Locally-Led Farm and Community Projects

Biodiversity
(Mar 29, 2021)

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett has reminded those interested in applying for funding under the Open Call for new locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives that the closing date for receipt of applications is next Wednesday, 31 March.

 

Dogs have a real nose for wildlife conservation

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

Garda sniffer-dog Bouncer discovered €17,500 worth of cocaine recently. The drugs were hidden in a car.

 

Conservation management plan to be developed for the Curragh Plains

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are seeking to develop a conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains.

 

NPWS to triple Farm Plan Scheme to benefit nature

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is expanding its Farm Plan Scheme threefold and interested landowners are invited to apply by 09 April 2021.

 

Pupil wins competition to design biodiversity garden in Shannon

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

An eight-year-old student from a school in Shannon has won a major competition to design a special biodiversity garden which is being planted on lands adjacent to Shannon Airport.

 

NPWS warns of ‘Zero Tolerance’ for destroying vegetation during the bird-nesting season following successful prosecution

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has warned of a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to the illegal cutting of hedges between 1st March and 31st August each year.

 

Beach walkers urged to report any sightings of 'invasive' blue crab

Biodiversity
(Mar 15, 2021)

It may be a pleasantly exotic surprise when roaming the beach, but the public has been told that any sightings of blue crabs should be reported to biodiversity experts as soon as possible.

 

Biodiversity: Revolutionary change in economic relations to better take into account the contribution of nature to the economy

Biodiversity
(Mar 15, 2021)

A new statistical framework to better take into account biodiversity and ecosystems in national economic planning and political decision-making, approved last week at the United Nations (UN), allows countries around the world to use a common set of rules and methods for monitoring changes in ecosystems and their services.

 



 
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