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Six project swill receive funding
Some €74,550 is being granted to 6 projects in Kildare, Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, has announced a combined €2.7m in funding for local biodiversity.
The projects that will receive funding in Kildare are as follows;
Over €2.5 million is being awarded to local authorities to carry out biodiversity projects through the Local Biodiversity Action Fund (LBAF) and €193k is being granted to the natural history recording community through the Small Recording Grants scheme.
A total of 188 projects have been approved across all 31 local authorities, covering a range of biodiversity-related activities, including invasive alien species control, dune restoration, wetland surveys and biodiversity awareness and training.
Local Fianna Fáil Senator, Fiona O'Loughlin, commented: "The Local Biodiversity Action Fund is an enormously impactful scheme that supports local authorities and communities to deliver on Ireland’s national objectives for nature, from invasive species to habitat restoration to awareness-raising to surveys and monitoring work.
"Given that it's biodiversity week, I was delighted to recieve confirmation that almost €75,000 has been allocated to projects across Kildare, including €31,450 for the Biodiversity Awareness Project 2023 and €12,750 for the citizen science in schools and community project.
"As more and more Biodiversity Officers join the ranks of our local authorities, I know that the benefits for nature and people that this Fund provides are only going to grow," she added.