Raised Bog Restoration Project Ireland

Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in IrelandThis is Coillte’s 4th LIFE Project and its 2nd on Raised Bog – the 1st Raised Bog Project was LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121 – “Restoring Raised Bog in Ireland”.

This new Project  “Demonstrating Best Practice in Raised Bog Restoration in Ireland”  – No. : LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222 is a nature conservation project jointly funded by  EU DG-Environment, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Coillte (The Irish Forestry Board) under the EU LIFE-Nature Programme.
The project is being managed by Coillte and focuses on the restoration of 636 ha of raised bog habitat on 17 Coillte owned sites within the Natura 2000 Network and in Natural Heritage Areas. This project implements best practice restoration techniques developed in Coillte’s previous Raised Bog Restoration Project (LIFE04 NAT/IE/000121).

Coillte acknowledges the funding received from the EU LIFE-Nature programme and from NPWS (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) without which this project would not be possible.

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