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 IP Wild Atlantic Nature, will develop and demonstrate a community-led Rhododendron control programme at the catchment level and will produce an action plan including best practice guidelines for communities and local authorities. 

Community Rhododendron Team