Lough Boora’s flora and wildlife are a precious microcosm of Irish species. It is important that we all do our best to try to conserve biodiversity and give it a helping hand where we can.
This is part of Bord na Móna’s outlook and we are conserving and enhancing biodiversity as part of our day to day work at places like Lough Boora and other biodiversity sites. A sound knowledge base is necessary in identifying the key areas that will have to be developed for biodiversity to allow for wise planning of the Bord na Móna bogs as peat production is phased out.
Bord na Móna undertakes its activities cognisant of the natural environment and manages all of its peat production bogs according to best practice under Integrated Pollution Prevention Control Licenses issued and regulated by the EPA. Once peat production ceases (currently active on up to 65,000ha of bog) the former peat production areas are termed cutaway bog.
We launched our Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015 which sets out a number of objectives which will allow us to carry out our work to the highest standards and to achieve the best results.
Please remember to respect the nature and conservation value of Lough Boora Discovery Park.
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