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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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The Wild Atlantic Nature Team

Wild Atlantic Nature feature on Portuguese national TV

LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature recently featured in a Portuguese national television series on RPT exploring EU-funded projects across Europe. The series ‘From Stockholm to Lisbon’ visits a different country each episode to showcase interesting environment projects. The film crew paid a visit to one of our project areas in South Mayo where we chatted …

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Virginijus Sinkevičius and The Wild Atlantic Nature Team

EU Commissioner visits Wild Atlantic Nature project site

EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius paid a visit to Sliabh Liag SAC to learn about the work of LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature. The Commissioner discussed the LIFE project and our development of the Results-Based agri-environment Payments Scheme (RBPS) of Wild Atlantic Nature. The Commissioner was provided with a demonstration …

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Waterlands

Wild Atlantic Nature partner on €23.5m WaterLANDS project

LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature is part of a new 5-year (2021-2026) EU Horizon 2020 funded project to restore and protect wetland sites across Europe. WaterLANDS will undertake hands-on restoration of specific wetland sites, including a Wild Atlantic Nature site at Cuilcagh-Anierin Uplands SAC, and create best practice models that can be applied elsewhere. The …

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Wild Atlantic Nature Staff

Wild Atlantic Nature staff attend Longford Demense Wood – Crann launch event

Wild Atlantic Nature RBPS Coordinator Vicki McArthur and Public Awareness Manager Gary Goggins attended the Longford Demense Wood post Covid launch of the Woodland’s Forest Ecology, Biodiversity & Wellbeing Activities with Crann Director Diarmuid McAree. The event was jointly hosted by Yvonne and Declan Foley of Longford Demense Wood (Beltra, Co. Sligo) and Crann – …

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Project Partners

Project partners DAFM and Teagasc visit Owenduff/Nephin Complex SAC for farm advisor training

The Wild Atlantic Nature team were joined by project partners the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Teagasc who took part in RBPS farm advisor training in the Owenduff/Nephin Complex SAC. Teagasc will be running Knowledge Exchange groups in the area in autumn 2021, while DAFM have played a key role in …

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