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EPA Research Strategy 2014 -2020
This document outlines the strategy for the next 6 years of the EPA's research programme from 2014-2020 under the 3 key pillar areas of Climate, Water and Sustainability. Click here to view.
2013 Article 17 Conservation Status Assessments
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has recently published the 2006 to 2012 Conservation Assessmnets on the status of all habitats and species listed on the annexes of the Habitats Directive as required under Article 17 of the Directive. Click to view Volume 2 and Volume 3.
Ireland's 5th National report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ireland's 5th National report to the Convention on Biological Diversity has been submitted to the CBD secretariate. Click here to view
Call for the nomination of experts for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Click here for full text.
IPBES was established, in April 2012, as an independent intergovernmental body. The Secretariat for the Platform is located in Bonn, Germany. One of the main functions of IPBES is to assess the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.
A 2014-2018 work programme was agreed in Antalya Turkey, December 2013. The meeting report and relevant Decisions can be found on www.ipbes.net. A number of task forces and expert groups were proposed to take forward elements of the work programme.Governments and other relevant stakeholders have been invited to nominate and present names of experts to participate in any of the task forces
If you wish to be considered as a Government nominee please submit a full Curriculum Vitae and a clear indication to which work programme deliverable the nomination is made to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the substance of the CV relevant to the work programme deliverable/s to increase your chances of selection. NPWS are keen to facilitate Irish experts and anticipate that we will forward all nominees, however we reserve the right to make a sub-selection based on the calibre of submissions particularly in relation to the specific work programme deliverable.
Research Recommendations of the NPBR
Five working groups of scientists and senior policy representatives drawn from the NPBR were formed to examine the Biodiversity Knowledge Programme for Ireland (EPA, 2006) with a view to revising this document, prioritising research needs to help inform policy and to further establish knowledge gaps that hinder Ireland in meeting national biodiversity objectives. These reviews identified priority areas essential to implement our legislative requirements and to meet the challenge of halting the loss of our national biodiversity. The recommendations of the working groups in relation to each thematic area examined are available to download below.
NPBR Research Recommendations
Research Recommendations: Summary documents
EPBRS meeting under the Irish Presidency of the EU 15-17th May 2013.
The EPBRS meeting under Irish presidency of the EU took place in Dublin Castle from the 15-17th May 2013. The title of the meeting was:
EPBRS meeting under the Danish Presidency of the EU 16-18th January 2012
The EPBRS meeting under Danish presidency took place in Copenhagen from the 16-18th January 2012. The results from this meeting will feed into the intersessional discussions on the proposed work programme for the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Click here to view the results of the Danish presidency EPBRS meeting.
EPBRS meeting under the Hungarian Presidency of the EU 26-30th April 2011
The EPBRS meeting, held in Budapest, titled “Research priorities to sustain ecosystem services” supported the implementation of the European Biodiversity Research Strategy 2010-2020 adopted by the EPBRS plenary in Palma de Mallorca in 2010.
The intention of the strategy is to generate and share the knowledge necessary to bring human societies into a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship with the living world. Click here for the recommendations of the Hungarian EPBRS meeting.