Biodiversity

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Pow today (Monday, May 23), launched the government’s new Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which sets...

May 23, 2022

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies impact large, developed economies, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity...

March 30, 2022

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it expects ecosystems to be at a “high risk...

March 8, 2022

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

A new campaign to protect Irish waterways from invasive alien species has been launched (Wednesday, January 19) by multiple organisations...

January 20, 2022

Biodiversity decline ‘can be reversed’ by 2030

Biodiversity decline ‘can be reversed’ by 2030

Greater action, investment and embracing natural solutions are crucial to reversing biodiversity decline by 2030, the five UK statutory nature...

September 22, 2021

NFU requests clarity on future agri-environment management schemes

NFU requests clarity on future agri-environment management schemes

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has stated that it has written to the Scottish government to request clarity on...

September 21, 2020

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

A discussion group set up in the east of Scotland is aiming to farm for a better climate. Not unsimiliar...

July 25, 2020

Bison to be introduced to British woodland

Bison to be introduced to British woodland

Europe’s largest land mammal will be introduced to a British woodland in a bid to “restore its ecosystem”. The ‘Wilder...

July 16, 2020

25% of EU agriculture land to be organically farmed by 2030

25% of EU agriculture land to be organically farmed by 2030

One-quarter of agricultural land in the EU will be under organic farming by the year 2030, according to the EU’s...

May 21, 2020

Grass and herb mixes hold particular promise for sheep farmers

Grass and herb mixes hold particular promise for sheep farmers

Ongoing research at University College Dublin (UCD) is pointing to the very real benefits of including a range of grasses,...

July 6, 2019