New EU Projects Launched to Restore Ireland’s Blanket Bogs And Protect Water Quality

‘The European Commission Representation in Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of two major new EU-funded environmental projects aimed at restoring Ireland’s blanket bogs and protecting and improving the status of the country’s freshwater bodies’.

LIFE-IP PAF Wild Atlantic Nature will protect and restore blanket bogs in 24 of the country’s Natura 2000 sites. It will involve the removal of encroaching trees and shrubs, the blockage of drains to raise water levels and the improvement of fire management measures.  Co-ordinated by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the LIFE-IP PAF Wild Atlantic Nature project will run to December 2028 and will benefit from over €12 million in EU-funding.

For the full report please follow this link: https://ec.europa.eu/ireland/news/new-eu-projects-launched-to-restore-irelands-blanket-bogs-and-protect-water-quality_en

2020-03-04T18:34:03+00:00