This is Ireland's
GSPC
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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
comprises a set of 16 targets to halt the current and continuing loss of plant species, as well as the vegetation and habitats they compose by the year 2010.



Irelandís National Strategy for Plant Conservation




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IRISH PLANT RESOURCES
ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs

GOVERNMENT BODIES Back to top

ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs Back to top

  • An Taisce
    Established in 1948, the largest and most influential environmental body in Ireland

  • BirdWatch Ireland
    BirdWatch Ireland (BWI) is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC) formed in 1968. Devoted to the conservation and protection of Ireland's wild birds and their habitats.

  • Conservation Volunteers Ireland
    Conservation Volunteers Ireland (CVI) aims to provide practical opportunities for groups and individuals to protect and enhance our natural and cultural heritage through projects, training courses and educational initiatives.

  • Crann
    Dedicated to making people aware of our trees, hedgerows and woodlands, promoting sustainable and biodiverse woodlands and encouraging the development of a vibrant Irish wood culture.

  • Friends of the Irish Environment
    A network created by conservationists in Ireland in order to monitor the full implementation of European environmental law, to work for changes in the Irish planning laws, and to pursue concerns and cases in both the built and the natural environment.

  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council
    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.

  • Irish Wildlife Trust
    Conserving Ireland's wildlife and habitats

  • Native Woodland Trust
    founded to safeguard Ireland's remaining native woodlands, and in particular, to protect her rare ancient woodlands and forests

  • VOICE
    Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment

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  • Botanical Society of the British Isles
    Much useful information on the British and Irish Flora

  • British Bryological Society
    This site provides access to almost everything there is to know about British and Irish bryophytes, as well as downloads on how to grow them

  • ConservationEvidence.com
    The objective of this website is to make conservation more effective by sharing knowledge as to which management interventions work and which do not. A database of practical solutions from the literature and elsewhere.

  • Irish Naturalist Journal
    This journal has been the primary source for research on the Irish Flora for 120 years.

  • Irish Wildflowers
    Jenny Seawright's webpage on Irish Wildflowers is an on-line photographic reference and identification guide to nearly 500 taxa of flowers growing wild in Ireland.

  • Lichen Ireland
    A four-year study to determine the status and distribution of lichen species throughout the island of Ireland. LichenIreland is supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service; National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin; Environment and Heritage Service and the Ulster Museum.

  • National Botanic Gardens Botanical Resources
    Maps, Census lists, Catalogues and sundry literature related to the study of the Irish Flora.

  • Plant Conservation activities at the National Botanic Gardens
    Current research and other action by the National Botanic Gardens.

  • Northern Ireland's Flora and Fauna
    Habitas online is the Ulster Museum's remarkable website to all aspects of Northern Ireland's biological heritage

  • Tree Council of Ireland
    This site also hosts the Tree Register of Ireland, a database of over 5,000 remarkable trees in Ireland.