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New Threat Response Plans

New Threat Response Plans are being prepared by NPWS as part of Ireland's response to the judgement of the European Court of Justice in case C-183/05, and the requirement to establish a system of strict protection for species listed in Annex IV of the Habitats Directive.

These three year plans provide detailed information on range, distribution and habitat. They also focus on the particular threats facing each species and identify the measures required to address these threats, as well as identifying who is responsible for implementing them and providing a time frame for delivery.

Threat Response Plan - Kerry Slug (Geomalacus maculosus) Title: icon_pdf Threat Response Plan - Kerry Slug (Geomalacus maculosus) (3,157KB)
Year: 2010
Author: NPWS
Series: Species Action Plan
Threat Response Plan - Vesper Bats 2009-2011 Title: icon_pdf Threat Response Plan - Vesper Bats 2009-2011 (875KB)
Year: 2009
Author: NPWS
Series: Species Action Plan
Threat Response Plan - Otter (Lutra lutra) 2009-2011 Title: icon_pdf Threat Response Plan - Otter (Lutra lutra) 2009-2011 (855KB)
Year: 2009
Author: NPWS
Series: Species Action Plan
Conservation Plan for Irish Cetaceans Title: icon_pdf Conservation Plan for Irish Cetaceans (2,538KB)
Year: 2009
Author: Anonymous
Series: Species Action Plan

Species Action Plans

National Parks and Wildlife Service is committed to preparing Species Action Plans (SAPs) for species of highest conservation concern, under Action 26 of the National Biodiversity Plan  PDF_icon  [3.32MB].

Given that the island of Ireland comprises a single biogeographical unit, the benefits of joint work and pooling of resources to protect our natural heritage is evident.  Where appropriate, plans are prepared jointly with the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland (EHS) and go through a period of on-line public consultation, both North and South.

The purpose of a SAP is to outline the work to be done and strategies to be followed for the conservation of the species. Given the broad range of actions entailed, they inform the policy of all Government agencies not just those with particular responsibility for the preservation and management of wildlife.

The publication of these action plans is a clear indication of the commitment of the Irish Government towards the conservation of biodiversity.

All Ireland Species Action Plan - Bats Title: icon_pdf All Ireland Species Action Plan - Bats (94KB)
Year: 2008
Author: NPWS; NIEA
Series: Species Action Plan
All Ireland Species Action Plan - Killarney Fern Title: icon_pdf All Ireland Species Action Plan - Killarney Fern (87KB)
Year: 2008
Author: NPWS; NIEA
Series: Species Action Plan
All Ireland Species Action Plan - Red Squirrel Title: icon_pdf All Ireland Species Action Plan - Red Squirrel (87KB)
Year: 2008
Author: NPWS; NIEA
Series: Species Action Plan
All Ireland Species Action Plans - Irish Lady's-tresses, Pollan, Hare, Corncrak Title: icon_pdf All Ireland Species Action Plans - Irish Lady's-tresses, Pollan, Hare, Corncrak (238KB)
Year: 2005
Author: NPWS; NIEA
Series: Species Action Plan

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