Biodiversity Framework in Northern Ireland


Following international and EU commitments on reducing or halting biodiversity loss, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) reviewed, following consultation, its former Biodiversity Strategy. As a result, in July 2015, the Northern Ireland government published: 'Valuing Nature: a Biodiversity Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020'. This new Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy will provide the focus for action to meet international commitments while delivering many local benefits for Northern Ireland’s people and economy. Each goal in the related Implementation Plan in is accompanied by a set of focused, time-bound actions to help these ambitions to be fully realised.


Further information is available on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) website.


Additional information about biodiversity in Northern Ireland is also available from 'Biodiversity Northern Ireland'.


Further Information and Resources

The responsible authorities in Northern Ireland