ECO Carn launch Biodiversity Action Plan

On Monday 18th October 2021, the ECO Carn group officially launched the Biodiversity Action Plan for Carndonagh. Nestled in the centre of the Inishowen peninsula just south of Trawbreaga Bay the town has excellent opportunities to create a thriving area for wildlife and improving the health of the environment and the community.

The ECO Carn group was formed in 2019 during the EnVision series managed by the Inishowen Development Partnership which brought together a number of small community groups who had a common interest in the environment. You can read more about ECO Carn initiative and all the activities of the group through the 18 month audit and development of the plan in the Projects tab of this website. It has been a wonderful journey full of activity and lots of opportunity to learn from each other.

The wonderful Carn Woods

The plan has been put together by the Inishowen Rivers Trust with the expert guidance of well known ecologist and science communicator Aengus Kennedy of NatureNorthWest. The plan includes an audit of 6 areas in Carndonagh, 43 general actions based around themes as well as specific actions for each of the audited sites.

The key recommendations of the plan are to connect species rich sites creating natural corridors for biodiversity and communicate the actions of the plan creating awareness and understanding in the community and beyond.

The Trust would like to thank all of the ECO Carn members who contributed so creatively during the entire process. In addition we would also like to thank all of the community members and landowners who engaged as part of the process, thanks to the Council and other agencies for their support and help and to the funders for supporting this worthwhile project.

You can download the Biodiversity Action Plan for Carndonagh, 2021-2026 here.