burren LIFE

Farming for Conservation
in the Burren

News & Events

March 19, 2015
The farmer and the ecologist should be friends

There is no necessary conflict between conservation and landowners’ interests

BFCP features in Irish Times editorial written by Paddy Woodworth

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March 09, 2015
EU acknowledges BurrenLIFE good practice in results-based rural development

BurrenLIFE features in EU Newsletter:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2015/february/index.htm#birds
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March 06, 2015
Burren farmers receive almost 1m euro in payment for environmental outputs

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney TD, today (March 6th) confirmed that payments under the 2014 Burren Farming for Conservation Programme (BFCP) have commenced issuing to farmers. This is a fifth year of the Programme, which is funded from unused Single Farm Payment funds.

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February 26, 2015
Burren News and Events March 2015

All the news and events from the Burren courtesy of Burrenbeo Trust’s (www.burrenbeo.com) Monthly E-Newsletter

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November 27, 2014
BFCP Features in new EU video

A new series of videos on Results-based Agri-environment schemes across Europe has just been released and includes a case study on the BFCP.

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January 31, 2014
BFCP Year 4 Summary Report

BFCP are pleased to report on another successful year of the pioneering programme for the Burren which saw 159 local farmers conduct conservation work on their farms, contributing to a positive impact on environmental health across the 14,500ha of land farmed under BFCP.

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September 26, 2013
Burren farmers scoop prestigious conservation award

On Friday September 13th last, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, accepted Ireland’s first ever ‘European Diploma of Protected Areas Award’ from the Council of Europe for the sustainable management of the Burren.

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June 01, 2013
BFCP Year 3 (2012) Report

BFCP have published their third annual report detailing the continuing success of this pioneering ‘farming for conservation’ programme.

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May 10, 2013
New EU Publication on farming in N2000: Case Study on the Burren

Taken from the soon-to-be-published EC Guidance document:
Guidance on managing farmland in Natura 2000
Case Study: Managing priority grass-land habitats reliant on
grazing
Creating a model of sustainable agriculture in Ireland

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December 03, 2014
BFCP Workers Database Now Available

The BFCP workers’ database is now available on-line. This database contains a list of skilled and semiskilled workers the majority of whom live in or near the Burren region. A large proportion of the workers are members of the farming community with relevant skills and experience.
Please contact workers directly if you have work available.

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February 23, 2012
BFCP Annual Reports

BFCP publish a detailed report on the operation of the programme every year.

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December 13, 2011
BFCP features on Eco-Eye

Check out some footage of BFCP on Eco eye (Jan 11, 2012): http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1130361

December 16, 2011
BurrenLIFE – Best of the Best

The EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee and the European Commission’s LIFE Nature Unit have announced the Best LIFE Nature Projects 2010. The 18 projects selected represent the most successful of the recently completed LIFE Nature projects, in terms of best practices and/or demonstration actions on nature conservation and the implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directives.

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May 05, 2011
Michael Viney – Farming for Conservation

Michael Viney, long term columnist with the Irish Times wrote a wonderful article about farming for conservation in the Burren for the lates issue of Burren Insight 3.

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March 14, 2011
Burren farmers get €300,000 for flowers

PAYMENTS TOTALLING almost €300,000 have been approved for Burren farmers for producing rare and wild Burren flowers as part of a Government scheme.
by Gordon Deegan, published in the Irish Times March 8th 2011.

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