Working with Biodiversity - The Law & You

Working with Biodiversity - The Law & You

Education & Training Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This publication is designed to guide you in the main aspects of the laws relating to biodiversity. It also provides contact details for people who can provide advice on projects which involve working with biodiversity. It is up to the individual to ensure that their actions comply with all relevant laws.

The legislation is not in place to present an obstacle to those who wish to carry out positive projects in their community,
but is there to protect the environment that supports the community. In this way, it can be used as a positive tool by communities that want to raise awareness of their local environment, especially where it may be more appropriate to leave a habitat alone.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Scoping Study: Online Heritage Materials for the Primary School Sector

Scoping Study: Online Heritage Materials for the Primary School Sector

Education & Training /

This study aims to provide a comprehensive audit of on-line heritage materials available for the primary school sector.

The objective of this study, commissioned by the Heritage Council, is to provide a comprehensive audit of on-line heritage materials for the primary school sector that relate directly to the remit of the Council and to assess their current and potential use by teachers and children. This is to inform decision-making and planning around the possible provision of web-based resources for primary schools.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Motherway Begley Ltd.
Policy Paper on Heritage Awareness in Ireland

Policy Paper on Heritage Awareness in Ireland

Education & Training /

The Heritage Council has outlined key policy recommendations in this paper. These aim to improve levels of awareness and understanding by the public of our heritage and to secure greater participation by communities in all aspects of heritage activity, including policy development and its implementation.

This report presents the results of the first ever survey of the general public in Ireland of heritage awareness. The survey results clearly illustrate the importance the public place on heritage in Ireland today, the perceived benefits of heritage and its conservation, and commonly held attitudes towards the protection of our heritage.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council