Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Get on the Right Side of Outside this Spring with WalkNI

Created on: Monday, 19 April 2021. Posted in: News

Northern Ireland’s outdoor areas and scenic spots have seen a huge increase in visitor numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Whilst this interest in the outdoors is extremely positive for society, it has generated significant issues that are disrupting natural beauty spots, such as littering, dog waste, irresponsible car parking, livestock worrying, disturbance to wildlife, overcrowding and damage which can be caused by wild camping and wildfires.

A new nationwide campaign called ‘The Right Side of Outside’ which aims to generate awareness of these...

Know Your Coast

Created on: Tuesday, 09 March 2021. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

NIFHA and Ulster Wildlife are bringing the coast to the comfort of your home!
Register now: 

Four online talks about community and environment at the coast of County Down. Please register now using the zoom link above, read more about each event and share using the FB link below.

All events are at 10am on Saturdays.

Part 1: From local to global and back (13/03)

Part 2: Our Living Seas (20/03)

Part 3: What a waste! What now? (27/03)

Part 4: Be inspired and get involved (10/04)

Compost Webinar

Created on: Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in: News

Consultation to Improve Walking & Cycling within the District

Created on: Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in: News

Consultation on an Active Travel Masterplan to Improve Cycling and Walking within the District.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is working with Sustrans to develop an Active Travel Masterplan for the district.
The Council has launched an online public consultation to find out residents’ views on Active Travel in the district.
The Council recognises the need to move to more sustainable low carbon transport, which includes making improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure within the district area. This a 10 year plan so it is important to capture...

A Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland – Public Discussion Document

Created on: Monday, 18 January 2021. Posted in: News

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a Discussion Document in advance of developing the first Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland.  Closing date 15 February 2021 at 17:00


The full press release from DAERA here. Minister Poots said: “Air pollution can have a serious effect on people's health. Research by the British Heart Foundation estimates that hundreds of deaths in Northern Ireland are...

Nature's Calendar with the Woodland Trust

Created on: Friday, 13 November 2020. Posted in: News

Help us track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife near you!

What effect has recent weather had on wildlife? Does climate change affect timings in nature? Join Nature’s Calendar and help scientists discover answers to these questions.

From leaf buds bursting to blackberries ripening, let us know what’s happening near you. You'll be contributing to a long biological record that dates back as far as 1736. 

Start recording

Trees on the Land

Created on: Friday, 13 November 2020. Posted in: News


 Applications Open!

Applications for trees are now open for the 2021 planting project.

Direct Delivery of Trees:

There will be a new delivery cost of €15 added to all orders.  This will cover packing and delivery to all 32 counties as a flat fee per order.  

Deliveries will commence late-November and continue through to mid-March in order to stagger the work...

International Coastal Clean Up

Created on: Thursday, 17 September 2020. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

As National Coordinators for Ocean Conservancy, Live Here Love Here is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) this September. While the ICC will look a little different this year, our ocean and waterways need us now more than ever, and we invite everyone to #CleanOn!

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), is the world's largest volunteer effort to remove and record trash from local lakes, waterways, beaches and the ocean. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, not only in Northern Ireland but across the world, volunteers...

AONB Lockdown Help for Farms to Become More Resilient

Created on: Wednesday, 02 September 2020. Posted in: News


AONBs Lockdown Help for Farms to become More Resilient
The management teams of the Ring of Gullion, the Mournes and Strangford and Lecale AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty) have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to invite interested members of the farming community to sign up for a farm plan project.
This is the second year of a project which is working closely with farmers to partner them in trialling a new approach to...

Watch out for Wildlife Crime - Marine Wildlife Disturbance

Created on: Monday, 17 August 2020. Posted in: News

Did you know some marine species are protected by law? If you see anyone injuring, disturbing or harassing marine wildlife, the incident should be reported. Call the 

Help Protect the Wildlife at Minerstown Beach

Created on: Thursday, 09 July 2020. Posted in: Press Releases

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is asking beach goers to help it protect Minerstown Beach and the wildlife that lives there. 

During the recent sunny weather, people in the district have flocked to the seaside and with over 100 miles of stunning coastline, the residents of Newry, Mourne and Down are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location to enjoy the beach and the water. 

Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Laura Devlin said, “Minerstown beach, in Dundrum Bay is one such place that has seen an increase in use...

The Big Butterfly Count

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. 

The Big Butterfly Count 2020 will run from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.

Find out how to take part and download your i.d guide here

Adopt a Spot

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

Is there an area near you that could use a bit of TLC? Could you commit to carrying out just four clean ups a year? Then get involved in our Adopt A Spot programme!

Adopt a Spot is a scheme that enables volunteers across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it.

Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations. Live Here Love Here will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.


It's #PlasticFreeJuly!

Created on: Friday, 03 July 2020. Posted in: News

#PlasticFreeJuly is here are you ready to take the challenge?

Learn more about the Plastic Free July global movement and take challenge here.

There are lots of simple things that you can do to reduce your use of plastic, such as bring your own reusable water bottle, choosing plastic free alternatives when buying fruit and vegetables, refusing plastic straws with your drinks and always take your own reusable bags to the shops.

A great place to start is by making your Plastic Promise with Live Here...

A new Environment Challenge Fund Competition

Created on: Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Posted in: News

This years Environmental Challenge Fund Competition is now open! Available for not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental priorities across NI. For details on eligibility, environmental impact priorities and how to apply here

Deadline: 28 July.

More info: #environment #nature #sustainability



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