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Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Lismore

Lismore Tidy Towns have successfully secured funding through Waterford Leader Partnership CLG to draft a Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Lismore, to protect and enhance biodiversity in the town.

Interested individuals and representatives of community groups are invited to attend a Community Information & Discussion Event at The Red Hall, Lismore on Saturday 18th February from 2pm to 4pm.This facilitated open forum is an opportunity to learn about the aims of the Biodiversity Action Plan and to share your own views and ideas on important issues for nature and biodiversity in Lismore. All ideas and comments presented during the meeting will support development of the Biodiversity Action Plan.

Many plant and animal species and habitats are declining locally, nationally and globally, and Local Biodiversity Action Plans are designed to help local groups conserve biological diversity in their local areas. Cork Nature Network, a non-profit environmental organisation, is carrying out the research and development of the Action Plan for Lismore, on behalf of Lismore Tidy Towns. Public consultation with the local community, local groups and businesses, and all interested stakeholders will be ongoing.

Experts will map habitat in targeted areas in Lismore this Spring and survey birds, plants and invertebrates. Informed by survey findings and community input, the local Biodiversity Action Plan will provide a list of actions and targets to help conserve and promote nature and wildlife in Lismore. Lismore Tidy Towns invite you to bring along any nature related stories, photographs and ideas that you would like to contribute on the day to help shape the direction of the plan.

February 2, 2023.

Lismore wins gold

Thanks to all who helped win the gold medal for Lismore at the Tidy Towns competition 2022.

Well done all!

GAA enthusiasts setting out to pick litter, Feb 2022.