Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) has been in development since October 2021. The Plan will set the national biodiversity agenda for the period 2023-2027 and aims to deliver the transformative changes required to the ways in which we value and protect nature.
Why we are launching a public consultation
Stakeholder engagement has been central to development of this draft of Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan. Extensive engagement with stakeholders, as well as consultation with the wider public, will strengthen the actions proposed and help to ensure a ‘whole of government’, ‘whole of society’ approach to the biodiversity crisis. Support and buy-in from key stakeholders and the general public is crucial to the successful implementation of the Plan.
The stakeholder engagement process for the Draft NBAP has been designed to incorporate three distinct stages, each of which targets a different stakeholder group. To date, two of the three stages have been completed. The current and third stage of stakeholder engagement consists of this public consultation.
How to get involved
We are inviting any interested parties (for example: individual persons, groups or organisations) to provide comments and make submissions on the 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan. There are 3 ways to get involved:
The survey is hosted on EUsurvey, a survey platform that is supported by the European Commission. Please use Chrome/Edge/Safari/Firefox browsers to complete the online survey. You do not have to respond to every question in the survey. If you have a specific area of interest, you are free to respond just on that topic
4th National Biodiversity Action Plan Consultation, Biodiversity Policy, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, 90 North King Street, Dublin 7, D07 N7CV.
The closing date for submissions is 9 November 2022.
The information provided by respondents will inform the content of Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan.
Please note that submissions received may be made available (without personal information) on the department’s website and may be shared as outlined in the Privacy Statement. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation.
Terms and conditions
All submissions and comments submitted to the department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation. Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. See also the Privacy Statement.