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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
Free

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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