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Jan 2018 right left

New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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NIEL Recommendations for Natural Capital

  • Land use and strategic decision making that recognises and seeks to enhance the condition and ‘value’ of our natural assets
  • Investment to protect and restore our natural capital to enhance the benefits to society
  • Partnerships to enable the delivery of a number of natural capital pilots to showcase the ‘value’ of natural assets in Northern Ireland
  • A fully integrated cross–departmental and inter–sectoral approach is needed to align policy and ensure  that natural capital is reflected in decision making
  • Greater understanding of natural capital is required at public and political levels
  • Further research on the value of ecosystem services in the UK, in particular the Northern Ireland context, to establish financial values for service delivery, is required
  • Effective ecosystem management at appropriate spatial scales –the island of Ireland, as a bio–geographical unit, should be considered as a whole for ecosystem management
  • Carbon management should be seen as an important part of management for multiple service delivery
  • Establish a natural capital Index as a baseline from which to measure gains and losses in natural capital over time
  • A network of ecologically coherent sites should form a core for integrated management within the wider environment, delivering ecosystem services and minimising environmental degradation
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) should be seen as a key way forward in encouraging land management for the delivery of ecosystem services