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Monaghan launches a Wetland Network for nature, climate and people

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The Monaghan Wetland Network is launching during National Heritage Week, to showcase the importance of wetlands for nature, climate and people.а

The purpose of the Monaghan Wetland Network is to safeguard our wetlands through conservation and nature enhancement measures, promoting their biodiversity, cultural, health benefits and values, sharing our experiences and building capacity to protect our wonderful wetland heritage.а

Funding is also being made available through Monaghan County Council, via the Monaghan Wetland Action Plan Fund to carry out actions at a Wetland Network sites. The aim of the fund is to incentivise community groups and individual landowners to take positive actions for wetland sites as part of the Monaghan Wetlands Action Plan. аThe fund is modest, but it is planned to grow this in subsequent years as the network develops.

The Heritage Office of Monaghan County Council invites people, community groups and landowners to join the County Monaghan Wetland Network. The Heritage Officer Shirley Clerkin said “We are in a climate and biodiversity crisis, and we need our wetlands as part of a resilient nature to help buffer some of the negative impacts of these changes. аWe also need to build understanding and skills about nature and wetlands in the county. Our recent attitudes study found that 87% of respondents were interested in conserving wetlands. This network is a response to this need.”

This network is part of the County Monaghan Wetland Action Plan, which is developing a plan to protect, enhance, conserve, and advocate for the biodiversity and heritage of Monaghan’s wetlands. Monaghan County Council Heritage Office is working alongside Wetlands Surveys Ireland to develop the plan, and a web app to make it easy to identify wetland sites.

How to join the County Monaghan Wetland Network? ... you can find out more аand download a booklet on the scheme on the County Monaghan Heritage website by following this link: bit.ly/MonaghanWetlandNetwork

This project is being funded by Monaghan County Council Heritage Office (monaghan.ie/heritage) and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the National Biodiversity Action Plan.

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An Introduction to Wetlands in County Tipperary

Tipp Story Map

To coincide with the start of Heritage Week and to celebrate wetlands in County Tipperary, Wetland Surveys Ireland have just published a new online story map entitled: An Introduction to Wetlands in County Tipperary.

The story map was produced by Mary Catherine Gallagher and Peter Foss and was funded by the Tipperary Heritage Office through the National Biodiversity Action Plan fund.

The online story map features lots of information on the wetlands found in County Tipperary, their importance to our wildlife and our own health and includes a section on wetlands to visit in County Tipperary.а

You can see the story map at: bit.ly/TipperaryWetlands

#MapofIrishWetlands @TheHeritageCouncil @tipperarycc @tipperarylibraries @DeptHLGH

Leitrim’s Wetland Wealth

Leitrim Story Map


Leitrim’s Wetland Wealth - A story map showcasing the wetland habitats of County Leitrim has just been launched by Wetland Surveys Ireland as part of the forthcoming Heritage Week events.

The story map was produced by Mary Catherine Gallagher and Peter Foss and was funded by the Leitrim Heritage Office through the County Heritage Plan scheme.

The story map features a range of information about the wetlands found in County Leitrim, their importance to our wildlife and the ecosystem services they provide us with. The story map includes a section on wetlands to visit in County Leitrim.а

You can see the story map at: bit.ly/LeitrimWetlands

#MapofIrishWetlands @TheHeritageCouncil @DeptHLGH @leitrimcoco

ай Website design Peter Foss 2012