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Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel.

Parks
Ireland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various older Acts. All the National Parks and the majority of the reserves are owned by the State. The National Parks and Wildlife Service manages parks and reserves for the benefit of future generations. Ireland’s nature reserves are scattered throughout the country, mostly in rural areas although one, North Bull Island, is within Dublin. Five of the National Parks are on the western seaboard, with one in the east, just south of Dublin city.

National Parks – Department of the Environment
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Ballycroy National Park was established in November 1998, it is Ireland’s sixth National Park and is located on the Western seaboard in northwest Mayo.
Killarney National Park
Glenveagh National Park
Connemara National Park
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Burren National Park

Killarney National Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killarney_National_Park
http://www.killarneynationalpark.ie
https://www.facebook.com/KNPEC
@KNPEduCentre
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/call-for-killarney-national-park-to-lose-biosphere-status-1.2919200

Calls to end Killarney’s Unesco status due to lack of conservation – Irish Examiner
@irishexaminer
@irishwildlife
TripAdvisor

National Parks & Wildlife Service sites

For a more complete list of wildlife links go to www.npws.ie/links

Lough Boora Parklands is a wetlands in the centre of Ireland, created from previously cut-away bog. Bord na Móna, the state-owned company for exploiting bogs for turf (a fuel) has now turned Lough Boora into a wildlife reserve which, it is hoped, will soon become Ireland’s 7th National Park.

http://www.iwt.ie

Skellig Michael
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellig_Michael
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/757
http://www.worldheritageireland.ie/skellig-michael

Biosphere reserves
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/europe-n/Irelandmap.htm
North Bull Island
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/directory/biores.asp?mode=all&code=IRE+01

Killarney
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/directory/biores.asp?mode=all&code=IRE+02

misc
Sustainable land use management for the conservation of freshwater pearl mussel Project acronym: LIFE Kerry (KerryLIFE)
http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/kerrylife/LIFE13-NAT-IE-000144-Final-Application-NF.pdf

Native Woodland Strategy is Launched
For the first time, a national Native Woodland Strategy 2016-2020 has been published, which sets out a comprehensive, multi-sector vision for Ireland’s native woodlands, and a chartered course for realising that vision. [more]
Download the Native Woodland Strategy 2016-2020 PDF

Environment
Greenbox
Greenme
Sustainable Ireland
Cultivate Centre Media
Department of the Environment
Ireland’s Biodiversity a Multi-billion Euro Asset – Department of the Environment
Tree Council
Biodiversity Watch
I Spy Nature
Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Sustainable Ireland
The Woodland League

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
http://www.iwdg.ie
Facebook
@IWDGnews

Wikipedia
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