Biodiversity Programme was set up in response to a growing
concern for wildlife and the nature in Fingal and throughout
the world. Fingal contains a wealth of wildlife, but the pattern
of loss of this natural heritage mirrors the global pattern
as our local habitats are damaged and lost and species numbers
The Fingal Biodiversity Programme aims to conserve
and enhance the natural environment in the County, thereby
contributing to a more sustainable development of Fingal.
The Biodiversity programme comprises of five key elements:
and delivery of the Fingal Biodiversity Plan and the associated
Ecological Network in Fingal: this spatial network comprising
of core nature conservation sites, bufferzones, nature development
areas and ecological corridors.
to find out what wildlife lives in Fingal and to identify
areas important for nature conservation.
Active Conservation: to
undertake practical conservation work aimed at protecting,
restoring or enhancing habitats such as woodlands, dunes and
to inform and educate schools and residents about nature and
wildlife in Fingal.
to provide access to nature conservation areas to allow
people to enjoy our natural environment.