Thank you for taking the time to read through the draft of the third National Biodiversity Action Plan.  We will consider any feedback received on this draft and will keep a record of how this feedback was incorporated.

Ireland’s Vision for Biodiversity: “That biodiversity and ecosystems in Ireland are conserved and restored, delivering benefits essential for all sectors of society and that Ireland contributes to efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems in the EU and globally.”
 
This National Biodiversity Action Plan, the third such plan for Ireland, captures the objectives, targets and actions for biodiversity that will be undertaken by a wide range of government, civil society and private sectors to achieve Ireland’s Vision for Biodiversity. This Plan provides a framework to track and assess progress towards Ireland’s Vision for Biodiversity over a five-year timeframe from 2017 to 2021.

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Firstly, do you have any general feedback on the Plan overall?

* 3. Do you have specific feedback on Objective 1 (To mainstream biodiversity in the decision making process across all sectors) and its actions?

* 4. Do you have any specific feedback on Objective 2 (Substantially strengthen the knowledge base for conservation management and sustainable use of biodiversity) and its actions?

* 5. Do you have any specific feedback on Objective 3 (Increase awareness and appreciation of biodiversity and ecosystem services) and its actions?

* 6. Do you have any specific feedback on Objective 4 (Conserve and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services in the wider countryside) and its actions?

* 7. Do you have specific feedback on Objective 5 (Conserve and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services in the marine environment) and its actions? 

* 8. Do you have any specific feedback on Objective 6 (Expand and improve on the management of protected areas and legally protected species) and its actions?

* 9. Do you have specific feedback on Objective 7 (Strengthen international governance for biodiversity and ecosystem services) and its actions?

* 10. If you are an organisation, are there any actions that you would like included that you will take responsibility for delivering? If so, please include suggested text for the action, timeframe, performance indicator, and which objective it sits under.

* 11. Do you have any further feedback?

* 12. Contributions received may be published on the NPWS website. Do you agree to your contribution being published along with your identity?

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