Second national biodiversity action plan launched
Actions for Biodiversity 2011 – 2016, Ireland’s 2nd National Biodiversity Plan was recently launched at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. The plan outline the measures Ireland will take on biodiversity over the next 5 years and are presented as 102 actions under a series of 7 Strategic Objectives. Some of the actions within the plan are continuing elements of existing work and many are requirements under existing EU Directives, as well as other international agreements and conventions. There is a fair whack on biodiversity for food and agriculture too, which if implemented and monitored according to plan should contribute nicely to a comprehensive country account for the way-off State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture.