The Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (NI) 2011 places a statutory duty on every public body to further the conservation of biodiversity so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions.
Armagh City and District Council, Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough Council have produced a Local Biodiversity Action Plan. The aim of the Plan is to raise awareness and protect Biodiversity within the three areas.
Biodiversity is life in all its shapes and forms and encompasses all living things. Loughgall Country Park has a tremendous range of habitats.
Every week, Alliance Youth Works Eden group, a group of 10 adults with learning difficulties take part in a variety of outdoor biodiversity activities at Loughgall Coiuntry Park. To date biodiversity activities completed by the group, include, survey of wooden bird boxes, building of a new pond dipping platform, hedge laying, tree planting, monitoring wildlife surveillance cameras and developing bird conservation areas. Click here for more details.
Watch some exclusive footage of a Barn Owl Nest in Loughgall Country Park captured by Ulster Wildlife.