What are the prospects of addressing Ireland’s catastrophic decline in species and habitats?

By Sylvia Thompson
The Irish Times
October 20, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The draft of Ireland’s plant to enhance biodiversity loss is currently open for public submissions but the critical question is: can such a document halt the dramatic decline in species and habitats in Ireland? Ireland is one of the few countries in the world at the stage of developing its fourth national biodiversity action plan (NBAP), Elizabeth Mrema, the executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (biodiversity) told delegates at the 2022 national biodiversity conference in Dublin Castle in June this year. It will set the biodiversity agenda from 2023-2027 and will be Ireland’s main mechanism for engaging with national and international policy developments such as the new Global Biodiversity Framework, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and its forthcoming Nature Restoration Law. It is open for public consultation until November 9th.

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