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Help us record biodiversity

Monitoring species of flora and fauna is hugely important for understanding the status of threatened species and for finding out if biodiversity enhancement actions are proving to be beneficial or otherwise. The monitoring we do is of benefit to the survival of the species concerned locally, nationally and internationally.

We want to raise awareness of biodiversity and make an important contribution to conservation in Ireland.

If you’d like to submit a species record of flora, or fauna, you have seen, then please visit our Citizen Science Portal.

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Invasive Species Projects

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From our experience of working closely with local communities, we have established projects dealing with problematic species such as Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia spp.), Traveller’s Joy (Clematis vitalba), Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) and Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans).

The objectives of our Invasive Species Projects are:

  • To identify a means of managing Invasive Species that looks at the entire picture and integrates all those involved i.e. Local Authority, businesses, community groups, residents, etc.
  • To prevent further spread
  • To raise awareness and educate
  • To identify the best and most effective methods of treatment
  • To treat in line with environmental regulations such as the Sustainable Use Directive

Help us record invasive species:

If you’ve seen an invasive species, please follow this link to submit a record of your sighting to our Citizen Science Portal.

Trail Development, Recreation and Tourism

Our work has obvious connections with recreation and tourism and we have extensive experience with working on community driven tourism and recreation projects. Some examples of projects we have supported include:

Trail Development, Recreation and Tourism