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Meadow Management & Woodland Glade Clearance

Sunday 2nd September
Straidkilly Nature Reserve, Glenarm, Co Antrim
Free

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Grey Abbey House Open Day

Saturday 8th September
Grey Abbey House, Co. Down
£5

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NI Open Government Conference: Transparency for Accountability

Thursday 13th September
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
Free

Nature Nearby: Planning Biophilic Cities

Thursday 13th September
Room 0G/017, Maths and Physics Teaching Centre, Queen’s University Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

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Beachwatch – A Beach Near Strandford

Sunday 16th September
Strangford, Co–Down
Free

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NI Environment Week – Red Squirrel Hide Opening

Saturday 22nd September
The hide is located on the Cady Road just of the A2 Loughareema Rd Cushendun, Glendun

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NI Environment Week – Woodland Exploration

Monday 24th September
Kilbroney Centre, Rostrevor

NI Environment Week – Creating a Woodland Walk

Monday 24th September
Camphill Community Glencraig, 4 Seahill Road, Holywood

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NI Environment Week – Productive Woodlands Conference

Wednesday 26th September
Glenarm Estate, Co. Antrim

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NI Environment Week – Valuing the Marine Environment in Northern Ireland

Friday 28th September
WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA
Free

Butterfly Conservation – Trevor Boyd Memorial Lecture

Friday 28th September
The Ulster Museum, Belfast
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 30th September
Saintfield Estate
Free

      
 

Post Brexit fisheries & NI… 14 September 2018

Post Brexit fisheries regime could leave Northern Ireland in the lurch


(via NIMTF & Nature Matters NI)

Dave-Wall

Image by Dave Wall
 
As the UK Government sets out goals for “Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations” in their White Paper consultation, Northern Ireland runs the risk of missing the boat in getting its local fisheries law future ready. 

The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF) and Nature Matters NI,  environmental coalitions who represent more than 100,000 members have submitted a response[1] to the UK fisheries consultation welcoming that the White Paper will ‘restate the UKs commitment to sustainable fisheries’. The groups are calling for similar policy to be enacted in Northern Ireland.

While the future policy for farming in Northern Ireland is currently out to the public for views, there is no such local consultation for fisheries and our seas

Ellen MacMahon – NIMTF Officer said:

“A common framework for sustainable fisheries is urgently needed across the UK as it prepares to leave the European Union. We need everyone, including Northern Ireland, to play by the same rules and work together in designing a course for future fisheries management. The White Paper must not lead to a pick and mix style framework, where there are disproportionate environmental standards across the UK.

In order to deliver a co–designed and co–managed fisheries framework DEFRA needs to be working closely with the Devolved Administrations and with all fisheries stakeholder groups in a proactive and productive way.