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Farmer RBPS information evening

Farmer RBPS information evenings 2022

Wild Atlantic Nature RBPS team will host a series of farmer information evenings for farmers in the RBPS target areas for 2022. The meetings will be held in Glenamoy, Mayo on 8th and 14th March, Cloonacool (28th March) and Kilmactigue (29th March), Sligo, and Meenaneary (4th April) and Glenties (5th April), Donegal 5th.

AHFES Interreg project webinar

AHFES Interreg project webinar

Dr Gary Goggins, LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature, is among the invited speakers at the Altantic Area Healthy Food Ecosystem (AHFES) project webinar on Tuesday April 5th. Gary will speak about ways that healthy food trends can align with results-based agri-environment programmes for growth of SMEs.

Irish Wildlife Trust Webinar

Irish Wildlife Trust webinar

Wild Atlantic Nature project manager Dr Derek McLoughlin is the invited speaker at the Irish Wildlife Trust webinar series on 9th March, we he will provide an overview of the project and how it aims to protect and conserve blanket bog habitat and associated flora and fauna.

Wild Atlantic Nature Team

Wild Atlantic Nature are seeking Expressions of Interest to join our agri-environment programme for 2022

LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature are now seeking expressions of interest from farmers in the target areas to join our RBPS agri-environment programme for 2022. The programme is open to farmers in selected areas in Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. Farmer information meetings are being held in each target area. More details are available on our …

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Community Rhododendron Team

Rhododendron control project launched in southwest Mayo

Minister Malcolm Noonan TD and Minister Joe O’Brien TD launched a pilot Rhododendron eradication project in the Bundorragha river catchment in southwest Mayo. The non-native invasive species, Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) presents an ongoing threat to the Irish natural environment and its eradication presents a significant national challenge. This project, conceived by local landowners with support from LIFE …

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Festival Attendees

Burren Winterage Festival 2021

Wild Atlantic Nature were represented at the Burren Winterage festival where project manager Derek McLoughlin took part in a panel discussion on the future of agri-environment EIP schemes. The Burren Winterage is hugely successful annual event that celebrates farming and nature in the unique Burren landscape and across Ireland.

Peatlands Gathering

Peatlands Gathering 2021

The Peatlands Gathering 2021 took place from 7-9 October to share knowledge and understandings of peatlands in Ireland. LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature manager Derek McLoughlin gave a presentation focusing on the management of farmland and its influence on the quality of peatland habitat. As part of the event, Wild Atlantic Nature and Pearl Mussel …

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Trainees

Wild Atlantic Nature RBPS farm advisor training

21 farm advisors have completed the Wild Atlantic Nature Results-Based Payment Scheme (RBPS) training for 2021. Training took place over two periods in July and August with field and online sessions. The list of approved Wild Atlantic Nature RBPS advisors is available on our website.

Renascence

Wild Atlantic Nature team member invited to join Panel of Experts for H2020 RENASCENCE project event

Wild Atlantic Nature team member Gary Goggins was invited to take part in a ‘Panel of Experts in Sustainable Food Procurement’ session as part of the Horizon 2020 RENASCENCE project. The event, coordinated by the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain, aimed to develop a System of Indicators for sustainable food procurement. The event was held …

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