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Biodiversity Action Plan

We are rooted in the bogs of Ireland. Across our lands, we are doing a substantial amount of work in the area of Biodiversity

Biodiversity Action Plan

The Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2021 is an essential component of Bord na Móna’s sustainability strategy which stands on the three pillars of people, profit and planet. This means whenever we are developing or delivering business solutions we ensure they are supported by all three sustainability pillars.

Biodiversity Action Plan

The Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2021 is an essential component of Bord na Móna’s sustainability strategy which stands on the three pillars of people, profit and planet. This means whenever we are developing or delivering business solutions we ensure they are supported by all three sustainability pillars.

Bord na Móna launched its second ‘Biodiversity Action Plan in Spring 2016

Working with the company to develop the Action Plan are key stakeholders such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Coillte, BirdWatch Ireland, Inland Fisheries, The Golden Eagle Trust, and the Irish Peatland Conservation.

The primary objectives for the Bord na Móna Biodiversity Action Plan is to build on those core objectives set out in the previous Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015.

bumble beeObjective 1: Carry Out All Works in line with Best Practice Guidelines and Relevant Legislation across all Bord na Móna Bogs

Objective 2: Monitor biodiversity areas and identify and survey further biodiversity hotspots within Bord na Móna bogs

Objective 3: Develop and promote best practice in terms of rehabilitation plans for all Bord na Móna bogs to stabilise former peat production areas and enhance biodiversity

Objective 4: Raise awareness and create a greater appreciation of the biodiversity and natural heritage of Bord na Móna cutaway bogs and associated lands

Objective 5: Monitor the progress of the Bord na Móna Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2021

 

The Bord na Móna ecology team is the resource responsible for delivery of the biodiversity objectives and as part of the ongoing monitoring of the plan, the Ecology Team hosts annual review days to allow interested parties to comment on the work completed and the plan of work for the coming year.