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The aims and objectives of Biology.ie are : To collect Nature's Calendar from the public into one central database. To increas awareness of Ireland's biodiversity and is so doing to increase awareness of the value of habitats for the plants and animals. To maintain a website that allows the public to contribute their experience of the natural world via maps and blogs/forums.
visit Biology.ie website
Ireland (BWI) is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC) formed in 1968. We are the leading voluntary conservation organisation in Ireland, devoted to the conservation and protection of Ireland's wild birds and their habitats.
visit the Bird Watch Ireland website
During its 3 years duration, this project will address peatlands from 5 dimensions - environment, physical, social, economic and institutional and will bring this work together to develop a protocol for the sustainable management of peatlands in Ireland.
visit the Bogland Project website
Bord na Móna is an international supplier of products and services based principally on peat. It is a substantial landowner. It operates on a decentralised basis through subsidiary companies.
visit the Bord Na Mona website
Coillte Teoranta (The Irish Forestry Board) is a leading Irish Company which operates in forestry and related businesses. The company's shareholders are the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Agriculture & Food. Coillte manages 15% of its estate of 445,000 ha primarily for biodiversity. LIFE sites are part of the 15%..
visit the Coillte Teoranta website
ENFO is Ireland's public information service on environmental matters, including sustainable development.
visit the ENFO website
'Farming for Conservation in the Burren' The Burren LIFE Project aims to develop a new model of farming for the Burren that takes into account the needs of the heritage of the Burren, but also the needs of the custodians of this heritage, the farming community.
visit the Burren Life website
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (Comhairle Chaomhnaithe Phortaigh na hÉireann) is an independent conservation charity. They were established in 1982 to campaign for the conservation of a representative sample of living intact Irish bogs and peatlands as part of Ireland's heritage.
visit the IPCC website
A nature conservation project jointly funded by EU DG-Environment and Coillte Teoranta (The Irish Forestry Board) under the EU LIFE-Nature Programme. 1967 ha of blanket bog habitat along the western seaboard of Ireland has been restored to more favourable conservation status in the period 2002 to 2007.
visit the Irish Bog Restoration Project website
Project Manager Mara Pakalne, and partners working on a project - "Implementation of Mire Habitat Management Plan for Latvia".
visit the Latvian Project to restores Mires website
LIFE-Nature (The financial Instrument for the Environment) was launched in 1992. It co-finances environmental activities in the European Community and in certain non-Community agreements for this purpose. The Raised Bog Restoration Project has received €1,875,000 (which represents 75% of a total budget of €2,5000,000), this money will be used in the period 2004 - 2008 to implement Project Actions.
visit the LIFE - Nature website
Active raised bogs in Denmark has been under great pressure and more than 90% has been lost. Apart from one relative large active raised bog the raised bogs are small and threatened by desiccation caused by former draining and peat excavation, tree encroachment and nutrient enrichment from atmospheric deposition of N or from influx of surface water from neighbouring agricultural areas.
visit the website for LIFE05 NAT/DK/000150 - Restore Raised Bogs
Natura 2000 safeguards the most important rare habitats and species in Europe. Natura 2000 is 'your' nature. Natura 2000 sites exist in 25 countries, together they form part of a co-ordinated European Network of sensitively managed areas to protect species and habitats across their natural range and irrespective of political or national boundaries.
visit the Natura 2000 website
The National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government and is charged with the conservation of a range of habitats and species in Ireland.
visit the NPWS website
Their mission is to lead the sustainable development of a competitive, consumer focussed agri-food sector and to contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.
visit the The Department of Agriculture & Food website
The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the Heritage act 1995. Its role is to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage. National Heritage is defined as including monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects such as art and industrial works, documents and genealogical records, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways. The Council has a particular responsibility to promote interest, education, knowledge and pride in the national heritage.
visit the The HeritageCouncil website
The aims of the Tree Council are: To promote the conservation, planting and maintenance of trees. To act as a forum for organisations concerned with trees and to provide initiatives for co-operation. To disseminate knowledge about trees and their care.
visit the Tree Council of Ireland website
A nature conservation project jointly funded by EU DG-Environment and Coillte Teo. Under the EU LIFE-Nature Programme. The project focuses on the restoration of nine Coillte owned sites (550.8 ha) within the EU Natura 2000 network of sites (SAC’s). There are four native woodland types in this project : Yew woodland, alluvial woodland, woodland associated with limestone pavement, and bog woodland.
visit the Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland website
Coillte, Ireland's leading forestry company, welcomes you to the huge range of recreation opportunities we provide at many of our sites across the country.
You can access miles of walking, hiking, multi access, and long distance trails, enjoy the thrill of cycling our new world class bike trails, fish, picnic, watch wildlife, launch your canoe on the rivers, visit megalithic sites or just sit and enjoy the outdoors. The choice is yours.
visit the Coillte Outdoors website