Consultation opens on draft Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Published: 4th December 2015

4 December 2015

 

Have your say on how to help our wildlife

A Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) has been drafted for the Fermanagh and Omagh district. Consultation on the draft Action Plan will take place for the next six weeks, after which the Action Plan will be finalised.

Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth, from small micro-organisms to plants and animals, as well as the ecosystems they depend on. It is found all around us in gardens, parks, roadside verges, fields, mountains, rivers and underground in our caves.

The draft Fermanagh and Omagh LBAP outlines a plan of action to:

  • Help conserve and enhance local habitats and species
  • Raise awareness and knowledge of local biodiversity
  • Involve local people and develop partnerships in the delivery of the Fermanagh and Omagh Local Biodiversity Action Plan

 

The LBAP identifies a wide range of actions that needs to take place in order for wildlife to continue to thrive in this region, including plans to continue raising biodiversity awareness, apply for funding to carry out practical projects or simply by increasing the recording of wildlife.  It also recognises the important work that environmental charities have carried out in the past and continue to do, which helps to halt biodiversity loss in the area.

In order for the Fermanagh and Omagh LBAP to be successful, it is important to have the support and involvement of local people and local organisations, and the Council is encouraging residents of the district to take action for biodiversity by providing feedback to this consultation.

If you would like to make a representation on the draft Fermanagh and Omagh Local Biodiversity Action Plan, you should do so in writing or via email before Friday 29 January 2016.  For more details about the Fermanagh and Omagh Local Biodiversity Action Plan you can download the Draft LBAP here and the consultation questionnaire here, or request them by email or post by contacting the Biodiversity Officer, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email Julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com .

 

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or         email: Elizabeth.harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

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