Prioritised action framework for financing Natura 2000

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has published Ireland's Prioritised Action Framework under the EU Habitats Directive. This framework, which has been approved by Government, identifies a range of actions needed to help improve the status of Ireland's habitats and wildlife. 

The possible sources of funding for these actions, across the various operational programmes, are also identified. These include short, medium and long term actions, such as conservation management strategies, more focused agri-environment schemes and habitat restoration. 

The Framework has been informed by a major new report on the status of Ireland's habitats and species (the Article 17 report) together with a report on the status of Irish Birds, under Article 12 of the Birds Directive.



© Peter Foss 2012