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State of the Environment report highlights need for “transformational change” say’s Ireland’s EPA

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth landmark State of the Environment report, providing an integrated assessment of the overall quality of Ireland’s environment, the pressures being placed on it and our responses to current and emerging environmental issues. “Transformational change needed to deal with climate change and….

“State of Nature” raises a red flag for Irish wildlife

Iolo Williams State of Nature address

The recent “State of Nature” report published in the UK highlights the staggering and shocking decline of some of our nearest neighbour’s most iconic wildlife species. The figures from the report — compiled by 25 of the UK’s top wildlife organisations — make for a sobering read. 60% of the species….

Nature protection a “formidable challenge” says Environmental Protection Agency

Nature protection has been identified as one of the key challenges facing Ireland in a major new report on the state of the country’s environment released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Dublin today. Launched by The Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan, T.D.,….

Landscape conservation to help Irish bats

Bat conservation Map

A new initiative to help authorities make informed decisions about landscape conservation for Ireland’s bat species was launched in Dublin earlier this week by Dr Liam Lysaght, director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC). A joint project by Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI) and the Centre for Irish Bat Research….