Implementation of an assessment and monitoring programme for Irish and British forests. BIOPLAN Final Report
The four year BIOPLAN project ‘Implementation of an assessment and monitoring programme for biodiversity in Irish and British forests’ had the principal objective to identify ways in which forest policy and management can safeguard the future of forest biodiversity and associated ecosystem services, and inform environmentally sustainable expansion of Ireland’s forests. From the research findings, 30 specific recommendations are made for policy and practice in the Irish forestry sector to mitigate the effects of forest management on biodiversity. These recommendations are underpinned by sound scientific research to ensure that their implementation will help to deliver on Ireland’s commitment to sustainable forest management.
A report describing in detail the scientific research that underpins the 30 specific recommendations are made for policy and practice in the Irish forestry sector made by the project.
Biodiversity , Forestry , Ireland , Ecology , Policy , Practice
Irwin, S., Kelly, D., Mitchell, F., Wilson, M., Dietzsch, A., Coote, L., Graham, C., Barsoum, N., Newman, M., Fuller, L., Deady, R., Sharkey, N., Bourke, D., Jones, M., Scarrott, R., Kopke, K., Roig Cervera, D., Kelly, T. and O' Halloran, J. (2014) BIOPLAN Final Report: Implementation of an assessmentand monitoring programme for Irish and British forests, COFORD,