BIODIVERSITY & REWILDING
For several years, Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants have been delighted to work on projects that will lead to enhancement of biodiversity at local or greater levels. These include projects that are specifically dedicated to the creation or expansion of valuable habitat types. Flynn Furney has helped to design and create public biodiversity gardens, e.g. at Knocknagrave, Co. Monaghan and Clonakilty, Co. Cork. We have developed biodiversity action plans for numerous local groups and businesses, in addition to a large-scale plan for Shannon Airport Group. We are also very happy to have developed the new Biodiversity Action Plan for County Cavan, which is due to be published in 2024.
Rewilding, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is the process of rebuilding, following major human disturbance, a natural ecosystem by restoring natural processes and the complete or near-complete food-web at all trophic levels as a self-sustaining and resilient ecosystem. At Flynn Furney, we fully support the concept and ideals of rewilding as set out by the IUCN. We are very proud to be part of Ireland’s first science-led, non-governmental rewilding project at Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. At this beautiful, historical estate, Flynn Furney’s ecologists are working at the ‘ground floor’ of this ambitious rewilding project and establishing baseline data on plant, bird, mammal and invertebrate communities.