Irelandís National Strategy for Plant Conservation
comprises a set of 16 targets modelled on the GSPC, through which we can bring about better comprehension and conservation of our native plants and fungi
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vert bar Ireland's National Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 7

Conservation of at least 60 per cent of Irelandís threatened plant species assured in situ.

The 1999 Flora Protection Order and Protected areas provide the only current means of conservation. Public awareness and landowner co-operation are potentially valuable avenues to explore. Actions 21, 22, 23 & 24 of the National Biodiversity Plan cover monitoring and assessment of protected area legislation.
Actions:

  • Determine congruence of threatened plants and existing legally protected areas by 2008.
  • Develop species management plans for the most critically endangered species.
  • Implement a national research programme in the conservation biology of threatened plants.
Milestones & Indicators:
  • Publish detailed distribution information on protected and threatened plants, where appropriate, to prevent inadvertent loss or destruction of species through ignorance.
  • Ensure that all threatened species of the Irish Flora occur in protected areas.