The following sub-theme is now open for submission of Expression of Interests for LEADER Funding.
|Sub-theme||Protection & Improvement of Local Biodiversity|
|Location||DLDC Catchment Areas|
|Objectives||To support measures which will coordinate, promote, protect and enhance Donegal’s rich biosphere and facilitate opportunities for the development of sustainable tourism, enterprise and social development.|
|Activity 1: Initiatives that encourage communities to showcase the heritage and natural beauty of their local area. Examples of actions that could be supported include: Delivery of events that showcase the County such as aviation events – marine and water based events – agricultural – garden shows – environment and wildlife events etc. Enabling tidy towns committees showcase their area – e.g. Development of ‘Golden Mile’ initiatives similar to the Galway model.
Activity 2: Creating Awareness of the Environment Amongst Communities- Initiatives that build capacity and create awareness of the importance of environmental protection, combating climate change, and reducing environmental pressures. Examples of capacity building and awareness creating initiatives include: Production of information packs – Biodiversity awareness training workshops – Community-led bird conservation initiatives such as provision of swift nest boxes or bird hides – Community-led initiatives to replant native species such as native wild flowers – Initiatives to eradicate invasive plant species on an area based method.
Other Actions under local biodiversity might include –
· feasibility studies and action plans in respect of larger scale projects that enhance and protect particular aspects of biodiversity; and
· local initiatives that support biodiversity and environmental improvements, for example, the upgrading of parks and river walks, establishment of nature corridors, habitat creation and planting of native species.
|Closing Date for Expression of Interest:||30/11/2018|
For more details on the above, or to discuss your own ideas for Improvement and Protection
Of Local Biodiversity, please contact Frank Kelly on 0749127056 or by email to:
click here to see more info on LEADER http://www.dldc.org/programmes/rural-development-programme/