Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

National Biodiversity Network Atlas for Northern Ireland

Created on: Wednesday, 30 October 2019. Posted in: News

The NBN Atlas Northern Ireland is a free online tool that provides a platform to engage, educate and inform people about the natural world. It will help improve biodiversity knowledge, open up research possibilities and change the way environmental management is carried out in Northern Ireland.

Discover species distributions, images and descriptions. Map layers of data and find out what species have been recorded in your area. CEDaR has supplied over 1.2 million local species records.

Learn more and submit your sightings

Trees on the Land

Created on: Wednesday, 30 October 2019. Posted in: News

Applications for Trees on the Land are now open.

View more info on Trees on the Land 2019/20

Teamwork in Ardglass keeping the shores litter free!

Created on: Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On Saturday 24th August, Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) brought volunteers together with the NI Fishery Harbour Authority to tackle the unsightly marine litter that had accumulated in the bays around Ardglass Harbour.

Working with local people, using innovation and teamwork across communities, clubs, local councils and local businesses, SLLP’s Coast Care project aims to tackle dangerous and unsightly marine litter along the coast of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). PJ Gault, Chairperson of SLLP Stakeholder Committee said “The success of this...

Strangford Lough Island Clean-up with the National Trust Rangers and Volunteers

Created on: Monday, 21 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 we had the pleasure of partnering with our colleagues 

Loch Cuain Canoe Club Carry Out Clean-ups With a Difference!

Created on: Thursday, 03 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

22 Loch Cuain Canoe club members and SLLP Coastal Guardian project volunteers, have been carrying out litter clean-ups with a difference this September. Travelling along the Quoile river and around some of the islands in Strangford Lough, the canoeists have collected litter as they go, helping to conserve and protect our waterways and island habitats. It is important to note that certain areas of the lough are highly sensitive during breeding season and the club has liaised with all relevant authorities/landowners to ensure no disturbance to breeding seals or nesting birds.


Plastic Promise - Reduce Your Use with Live Here Love Here

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

We've known about the devastating impact of plastics for more than a decade. It is polluting our oceans, killing wildlife and damaging our health. Yet our consumption of plastic continues to increase!

We're not saying all plastics are bad, many serve an important purpose. It's our misuse of plastic that is the problem.

Let's put an end to throwaway plastics!

Make your Plastic Promise as an individual, community group or organisation and reduce your plastic footprint. Small...

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

Date published: 12 August 2019




Upcoming Event - Ardglass Shore Clean-up Saturday 24th August 2019

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Calling all volunteers!

Join us for our annual clean-up of outer Ardglass harbour in partnership with NIFHA, NI Fishing Harbour Authority.Beginning at the outermost bays of Ardglass harbour, Phennick Point, volunteers will work their way back towards the Strangford Road collecting and bagging litter as they go. Litter collected will be transferred across the harbour by NIFHA staff in their boat.Please note that volunteers will be asked to walk out to the clean-up site across the top of the shore. In some areas the...

The Big Beach Clean 2019 20th - 22nd September

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Do good, feel good…Be part of the WORLD’S largest movement for litter free seas, making a difference to our communities and our planet.Register an event at www.liveherelovehere.orgduring Big Beach Clean Weekend as part of the International Coastal Clean up (World Clean up Day) and we'll send you a free clean up kit! In your kit you'll also receive data cards to record the types of litter that wash up on our shores. The data is shared with Ocean Conservancy which contributes to worldwide reporting on litter levels!

When observing wildlife please keep your distance!

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

Lets raise awareness! Whales and dolphins need their personal space too! DAERA is part of a partnership to highlight how you should record & report disturbances of whales & dolphins More info at…/watch-out-for-dolphins-when-you-ar…/ #rudetointrude Whale and Dolphin Conservation WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre Police Service of Northern Ireland

Down Cruising Club Annual Shore Clean-up

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On June 15th 

Free Environmental Workshop - Delamont

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

A date for your diary! A free drop-in environmental workshop is coming to Delamont 23rd August. An excellent opportunity for all budding environmentalists!

for more information please contact Danielle Begley on: or call 0300 013 2233 Ext 3092

Coastal Guardians Clean-up Ballyhornan Beach

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Many thanks to those who came along to the beach clean this morning in Ballyhornan. Although we didn't have a huge number of volunteers, those that did come were not lacking in enthusiasm and we managed to remove loads of litter from the beach, which included a large mass of tangled fishing net and line, a bicycle wheel and a duvet! The things you find on the beach!!

We also filled 6 sacks with smaller litter from the top of the beach. It is just as important to lift the smaller bits of plastic etc., as it is these that are breaking down, harming wildlife and getting into our...

Help us protect our special places!

Created on: Friday, 14 June 2019. Posted in: Press Releases

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership are asking for your help in protecting our special places!

Coney Island, a much loved, secluded beach on the Lecale Coast, is part of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its’ habitats and wildlife are protected by several nature conservation designations, including as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI). The beach, and all the material on it, is protected by law. Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership urges anyone who is visiting this, or indeed any other beach to think again before taking...

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