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National Biodiversity Conference 2022

8th & 9th June  ~  Dublin Castle

Ireland’s second National Biodiversity Conference 2022 was held in Dublin Castle and online over two days on June 8 & 9, an initiative of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in support of Ireland’s fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan.

The National Biodiversity Action Plan is currently being prepared

A draft of the next National Biodiversity Action Plan (aka NBAP or Biodplan22) is being drafted and was open for public consultation from September-November 9, 2022 with everyone from every sector of society called on to get involved and have their say to #ActNow #ForNature.


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Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is the statutory body for nature conservation in Ireland. The National Parks and Wildlife Service, part of the Department, works to conserve a representative range of Irish ecosystems, to maintain and enhance populations of flora and fauna in Ireland, to designate and advise on the protection of habitats and species identified for nature conservation, to implement national and EU legislation and policies for nature conservation and biodiversity, to manage, maintain and develop State-owned National Parks and Nature Reserves, and to promote awareness of natural heritage and biodiversity issues.

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The National Biodiversity Conference 2022 formed an important part of the public consultation process on Ireland's new National Biodiversity Action Plan by providing a platform for a diversity of voices to come together to discuss challenges, explore solutions and establish ways to collaborate more effectively on implementation.


Biodiversity loss is a critical issue that impacts the natural world, our societies and our economies. Humans depend on nature for our survival. Ecosystems regulate the climate, fertilise soils, purify water, produce oxygen and pollinate our crops. Many have already seen irreversible changes, including in Ireland. What’s more, nature is our first and best line of defence against climate change.


Ireland’s fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan will seek urgent solutions to reverse losses, enable protection, support conservation and deliver restoration through an all-of-Government, all-of-society approach. Everyone – farmers, foresters, fishers, scientists, community groups, local authorities, NGOs, state agencies, businesses, young people and everyone else besides – was encouraged to have their say on the new NBAP and help Ireland ‘act now for nature’. 


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Natural Capital Ireland

Natural Capital Ireland is a not-for profit organisation leading the conversation on the sustainability of Ireland’s natural capital. Membership is free to all and comprises a range of organisations and individuals from public and private sector organisations, NGOs, academia and civil society groups interested in the development and application of the natural capital approach in Ireland. We are structured as a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board, led by a Steering Committee and administered by a Secretariat.


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