Farmer training for RBPS participants is underway, with more than 750 farmers due to attend training on results-based payments and habitat quality. Training dates for farmers in Mayo take place at end of October and for farmers in Sligo and Donegal in early November. All farmers will be notified of their nearest training event by …
Wild Atlantic Nature project manager Dr Derek McLoughlin is the invited speaker at the Teagasc Signpost webinar series on August 5th as part of its focus on the uplands. Derek provided an overview of the project and opportunities for improving social and environmental outcomes in the uplands. You can view the recording here.
LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature RBPS team have delivered training for more than 50 farm advisors for our 2022 agri-environment programme. Farm advisors are essential in the delivery of a successful RBPS programme and the training also helps to build capacity for the CAP Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) 2023.
Facilitated by our partners at Teagasc, Wild Atlantic Nature held a series of sessions with the first of upland farmer knowledge exchange groups in Owenduff/Nephin Complex SAC. Twenty farmers are taking part in the group, where we discuss issues such as biodiversity, water quality, carbon emissions and results-based payments.
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.
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.
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 …