Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Dublin branch
This month’s talk will be given by Maurice Eakin, Conservation Officer with the National Parks and Wildlife (NPWS).
Since Ireland designated 53 raised bog Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in the late 1990’s , there has been ongoing, resource-heavy efforts to maintain their conservation status. Conservation measures, including cessation of turf-cutting, were resisted on some bogs, and a much greater emphasis on stakeholder engagement was required to find an agreed resolution. This led to the National Raised Bog SAC Management Plan, which sets out a roadmap for the long-term management, restoration and conservation of protected raised bogs. With the recent prominence of climate change and its impacts, raised bogs in Ireland will also make an important contribution towards Ireland’s carbon budget.
Date & Time: 19:00 pm start – 21:00 pm finish, Tuesday 4th June
Location: Sweetman’s pub on Aston Quay, beside O’Connell Bridge