NPWS Grants for Small Recording Projects 2022

Date Released: Thursday, March 10, 2022

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is the statutory body responsible for Nature Conservation and Natural Heritage in Ireland. NPWS depends on accurate information on species and habitats to underpin its scientific advice on nature conservation objectives and practical measures.

Ireland has a long tradition of natural history recording. NPWS recognises that the recording community needs support to maintain and enhance its expertise in species identification and recording.

The primary aim of these grants is to support and encourage the current network of naturalists recording in Ireland and to develop the next generation of specialist recorders. Grants are aimed at volunteer, unpaid recorders, or groups, societies and associations of recorders who have limited/no access to financial supports for their work.

This is the fourth year of the grant scheme and so far it has supported over 30 projects run by individuals and groups. Projects have covered the entire range of Irish natural history including site recording of many biological groups (e.g. moths, other terrestrial invertebrates, bats, plants, marine organisms), support for publications and updating of web sites, and support to purchase specialist equipment to track bird movements.

NPWS is pleased to announce that the 2022 scheme is now open. Applications are being sought from the recording community for Irish natural history-related projects.  Please see the Application Form for further details.

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