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IRISH CONSERVATION LINKS
ENFO, Environmental Information
Ireland’s public information service on environmental matters. Established in 1990, the servcice provides access to a huge range of information and practical advice.
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Designated conservation sites within Ireland, legislation and work by NPWS
Established in 1948, the largest and most influential environmental body in 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.
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 of Irish Concern for the Environment
IRISH PLANT RESOURCES
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
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.
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.
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.
(could be one of three links – request in for info)
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.
(REWRITE AS SUMMARY OF WHAT TOOK PLACE? REQUEST FOR INFO IN)
All-Ireland Alien Species Forum
12th April 2007
A page dedicated to target 10 of the National Plant Conservation Strategy has been established . . .
(leads to http://www.botanicgardens.ie/gspc/targets/inspc10home.htm)
Inaugural meeting of Global Partnership for Plant Conservation meets at Glasnevin
26th October 2005
The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC) was established to promote and support the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The meeting held at the National Botanic Gardens brought together 120 delegates from 37 countries. For three days, from October 23rd – 25th, programmes of some of the international agencies were outlined, and experiences of implemeting the strategy at National Level were discussed. A number of brainstorming sessions were held to develop ways and means for strengthening and measuring the effectiveness of the Global Strategy.
See the Garden news pages for further information.
[LINK LEADS TO ONE ARTICLE http://www.botanicgardens.ie/news/20051027.htm ON THE ESTABLISHMENT – THIS IS AMALGAMATED BELOW SO NO NEED FOR LINK]
The powerpoint presentations and Draft Dublin Statement are also available here.
Further details are available at the Partnership Web site: http://www.plants2010.org
Developing a Strategic Plan for Irish Plant Conservation
30th September 2005
A Stakeholder Meeting was held at the National Botanic Gardens on the 28th/29th September to discuss the establishment and development of a National Strategy for Plant Conservation in Ireland. This is a national response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).
The meeting was attended by 43 delegates, including 12 Vice-county recorders from the BSBI.
The 16 targets that had been developed from the GSPC (see GSPC Focal point web page) were adopted following brainstorming sessions on records, important areas of plant diversity, Invasive alien species, and public awareness.
The results of the brainstorming sessions are available here.
The latest draft targets are available here additions and deletions are marked in underlined or strikethrough respectively. The interactive version of these targets, with links to ongoing or completed targets is under Ireland’s National Strategy for Plant Conservation.