€53m for National Parks and Wildlife Service in budget
Barry Murphy
The additional funding to the National Parks and Wildlife Service will see conservation ranger numbers almost double by the end of 2023.
27 September 2022 News
230% increase in wolf attacks on sheep in Austria
EU agriculture ministers have called for a review of the legislation to control the growth in wild carnivore populations in Europe.
18 September 2022 Schemes
Plans for greater scrutiny of biodiversity actions under CAP
By 2027, measures for biodiversity implemented under the CAP are to be monitored for their impact and efficacy.
Shinagh Zero C focusing on win-wins for biodiversity
Prioritising easy wins when it comes to biodiversity and habitat creation can provide space for nature, while still having a profitable business.
6 September 2022 News
Many benefits to conservation grazing in the uplands
Conservation grazing is an important tool for managing habitats and enhancing biodiversity.
2 September 2022 Diversification
Making all land eligible is not without risk
From 2024, all land in NI outside of hard features can be used to claim new area-based payments
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer ordered to pay €3,500 following fish kill
Some 5,000 fish were killed after effluent from a slurry tank entered the river.
22 July 2022 News
Explainer: Why are Dutch farmers protesting?
Farmers in the Netherlands have been protesting for weeks against proposed changes to nitrogen emissions policy there. The Irish Farmers Journal travelled to the Netherlands to find out why.
20 July 2022 News
Landowner fined €16,500 for damaging freshwater pearl mussel habitat
The landowner was found to have cleared vegetation, disturbed the bank of the River Eske in Milltown, Donegal and dug a number of drains to the river, resulting in significant sedimentation.
15 July 2022 News
Flushing corncrakes out of meadows in Mayo
Amy Forde speaks to contractor Shane McIntyre about the flushing bar he created for the Corncrake LIFE project.
6 July 2022 Feature
Lessons learned from the SUAS uplands EIP
Experiences from the European Innovation Projects will feed in to the formation of the co-operation projects under the new ACRES agri-environmental scheme.
29 June 2022 News
Longford landowner ordered to pay over €2,600 after removing gravel from river
Inland Fisheries Ireland took the prosecution after a landowner carried out worked on the Aughnacliffe River.