Biodiversity

Organisation Contact

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government aims to achieve effective conservation of our natural heritage and biodiversity. It is responsible for:

  • Implementation of the National Biodiversity Plan 2002
  • Publication of the Interim Review (2005) of the Implementation of the National Biodiversity Plan
  • Establishing a Biodiversity Forum
  • Drawing up Management Plans to protect the Freshwater Pearl Mussel
  • Implementation of the EU Birds Directive
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government,Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel (01) 888 2000
Fax (01) 888 2888
Ardcavan Business Park,Wexford.
LoCall 1890 20 20 21

Email natureconservation@environ.ie

www.environ.ie

The Environmental Protection Agency is concerned with:

  • Protected areas
  • Protected species
  • Birds of conservation
  • Land cover and urbanisation
  • Biodiversity in Irish forests
  • The biodiversity knowledge programme
  • The Soil Protection Strategy For Ireland
  • Coordinates environmental research in this area

Documents www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/biodiversity/

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053-9160600
Fax:053-9160699
Email: info@epa.ie
Lo Call: 1890 335599
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm
www.epa.ie

Local Adminstration:

  • Share responsibility for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Make local/sectoral biodiversity action plans- National Biodiversity Plan
  • Protect rivers and lakes
  • Wildlife protection
Contact information for your local authority is on the local administration page.

The Heritage Council established the National Biodiversity Data Centre. It provides information to be used for:

  • The implementation of international conventions and European directives
  • Monitoring programmes
  • Publications
  • Future scientific programmes

The Heritage Council
Áras na hOidhreachta
Church Lane
Kilkenny
Tel: (056) 777 0777
Fax: (056) 777 0788
Email mail@heritagecouncil.com
www.heritagecouncil.ie

Biology.ie is responsible for:

  • Collecting Nature’s Calendar data from the public
  • Increasing awareness of Ireland's biodiversity
  • Allowing the public to contribute their experiences of the natural world
Email info@biology.ie
www.biology.ie

National Parks and Wildlife Service aims to:

  • Maintain and enhance the populations of flora and fauna in Ireland
  • Manage the official Clearing House Mechanism on biodiversity for Ireland
  • Advise on the protection of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs)
  • Help implement National and EU legislation
  • Provides public consultation
National Parks & Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
IRELAND
Tel: +353-1-8882000
Fax: +353-1-8883272
LoCall 1890 202 021 (from Republic of Ireland only)
Local NPWS Regional Management Contact Information
e-mail: natureconservation@environ.ie
www.npws.ie
Notice Nature tries to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to encourage everyone to play their part in its protection. Email info@noticenature.ie
www.noticenature.ie
Ireland's National platform for Biodiversity Research is set up with the backing of National Parks and Wildlife and the Environmental Protection Agency. The platform aims to facilitate biodiversity research in Ireland. Email info@biodiversityresearch.ie
www.biodiversityresearch.ie

The Irish Wildlife Trust is responsible for:

  • Education and training programmes like SAC Watch.
  • Carry out habitat and species surveys like the IWT National Lizard Survey
  • Campaign and lobby around biodiversity issues
  • Restore natural habitats
  • Consult with industry, agriculture and Local Authorities

Irish Wildlife Trust
Sigmund Business Centre
93A Lagan Road
Dublin Industrial Estate
Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Tel 01-8602839
Fax 01- 8308914
Email enquiries@iwt.ie
www.iwt.ie

Affiliated Websites

Groundwork
E-mail at info@groundwork.ie
www.groundwork.ie   


Bat Conservation Ireland
The Batline (046) 9242882/(01) 8011474
Email membership@batconservationireland.org
www.batconservationireland.org


Badger Watch Ireland
5, Tyrone Ave ,
Lismore Lawn,
Waterford
Tel: 051-373876
E-mail:barrettb@gofree.indigo.ie
or for Dublin Enquiries
andrew_kelly_home@hotmail.com
onesmartbadger@yahoo.com
www.badgerwatch

Birdwatch Ireland's work includes:

  • Surveys like the Red Grouse Survey and Countryside Bird Survey
  • Maintaining bird reserves around the country
  • Conservation projects
  • Influencing Government policies

 

BirdWatch Ireland
P.O. Box 12
Greystones        
Co. Wicklow
Tel:  353 (0)1 2819878
Fax:  353 (0)1 2810997
E-mail: info@birdwatchireland.ie
www.birdwatchireland.ie


RSPB
The Lodge
Potton Road
Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 2DL
Tel: 01767 680551
www.rspb.org.uk

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT
Tel 01453 891900
Email enquiries@wwt.org.uk
www.wwt.org.uk


The British Trust for Ornithology
Irish officer - Shane Wolsey shane@swolsey.biz
www.bto.or

Coillte – The Irish Forestry Board owns the State's forests since 1989 and operates in forestry, land based businesses, renewable energy and panel products.

Coillte,
The Irish Forestry Board,
Newtownmountkennedy,
Co. Wicklow
Tel (01) 2011111
Fax (01) 2011199
Email Public Relations
www.coillte.ie

Irish Peatland Conservation Council is responsible for:

  • Purchasing and managing bogland nature reserves
  • Providing resources and training for teachers and education groups
  • Promoting environmental awareness
  • Repairing and restoring damaged bogs and fostering a positive attitude towards bogs

 

Bog of Allen Nature Centre,
Lullymore, Rathangan,
Co. Kildare.
Tel. (0)45-860133
www.ipcc.ie

The National Tree Council promotes the conservation, planting and maintenance of trees and also distributes knowledge about trees. They achieve this through National Tree Week, Tree sponsorship and Tree Register of Ireland.

Seismograph House,
Rathfarnham Castle ,
Rathfarnham,
Dublin 14.
Ph. 00353 1 493 1313
Fx. 00353 1 493 1317
Email trees@treecouncil.ie
www.treecouncil.ie
http://www.treecouncil.ie/activities.html
CELT (Centre for Environmental Living and Training) aims to heighten environmental awareness and the conservation of nature through local projects and working with initiatives such as the Clare Biodiversity Action Plan. Centre for Environmental Living and Training, c/o East Clare Community Co-op, Main Street, Scariff, Co Clare , Ireland .
Tel (0)61-640765 / (0)87-632 4644
E-mail: info@celtnet.org
www.celtnet.org
Irish Seal Sanctuary helps shelter and treat rescued marine life

 

An Clochán, Tobergregan
Garristown
Co. Dublin
Tel (01) 8354370
Email info@irishsealsanctuary.ie
www.irishsealsanctuary.ie

 

Irish Seed Saver Association run a number of project to help protect traditional Irish varieties as well as plants from other places. Capparoe
Scariff
Co Clare
Email info@irishseedsavers.ie
www.irishseedsavers.ie
Crann aims to stand up for trees and
promote sustainable and biodiverse woodlands, so Ireland can become self sufficient in all of its timber needs.
People for Trees (Ireland) Ltd trading as CRANN
PO Box 860
Celbridge
Co Kildare
Ireland
Tel (01) 627 5075
E mail info@crann.ie
www.crann.ie
Forest Friends Ireland insist on the preservation of our native woodlands and strive to plant our native trees. Forest Friends Ireland
20 Dominick Street Lower,
Dublin 1
www.forestfriends.ie
The Irish National Forestry Foundation campaigns for sustainable forestry in Ireland. Tel 023-8822823
E-mail enquiries@inff.ie
www.inff.ie
The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland wants to encourage and facilitate the conservation, protection and appropriate management of hedgerows. Secretary
Miskaun
Ballinamore
Co. Leitrim
Email hlai@eircom.net
www.hedgelaying.ie
Friends of the Earth is a leading environmental NGO. They have campaigns, news and a blog on the issue. Their aim is to influence Irish policy. Friends of the Earth
9 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2
Tel 01-6394652
Email info@foe.ie
www.foe.ie

previousPrevious - Air Quality
Next - The Built Environmentnext