Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020

Dublin Bay. (Photo by Rebecca Doyle)
Dublin Bay. (Photo by Rebecca Doyle)

Submissions are currently being invited on the draft Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020, which will be on public display from 10th November to 1st December 2015, inclusive.

The Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020 is the second such plan for the City, and its preparation has been informed by current knowledge and lessons learned from the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2008-2012, guidance from key stakeholders influencing biodiversity conservation in Dublin City, and legislation and policy at Local, National, European, and International level, for the preparation and implementation, of Local Biodiversity Action Plans.

The overarching aim of the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020, is the conservation of biodiversity within the City. This will rely on a combination of different approaches, including direct and appropriate management of biodiversity at local and regional level, identification and protection of important conservation value areas, enhancing biodiversity conservation within the green infrastructure network, raising awareness and understanding among decision-makers, provision of appropriate guidance to landowners, and changing behaviour among the public towards the protection and appreciation of biodiversity.

In this regard, the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020 contains four Themes, which reflect the Strategic Objectives of Ireland’s National Biodiversity Plan (Actions for Biodiversity 2011-2016). The four Themes of the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020 are underpinned by twenty-eight Actions, and will continue to build on progress achieved during Dublin City’s first Biodiversity Action Plan.

Submissions can be made in writing no later than 5pm on December 1st 2015, and addressed to biodiversity@dublincity.ie or Biodiversity Officer, Parks & Landscape Services, Culture Recreation & Amenity Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

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About Shane Casey 1 Article
Shane Casey has been Biodiversity Officer with Dublin City Council since July 2014, and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the City’s Biodiversity Action Plan. Shane previously served as Biodiversity Officer with Clare County Council from July 2009-July 2014, preparing and implementing the county’s Biodiversity Action Plan.

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