Active participation by communities is the key to the long-term sustainable conservation of an area.
The Burren Pine Project
In 2019, Burrenbeo Trust launched a unique ecological restoration project to bring back the Irish native pine from the brink of extinction. This project aims to plant 500 endangered Burren pine trees along with 1500 native companion species every year with the aim of creating nurseries for the native pine trees, the seeds from which will be a valuable resource for the future expansion of the species in Ireland, reducing its vulnerability to extinction. We welcome sponsorship support from businesses and individuals to help us restore this almost ‘lost’ species to Ireland’s natural flora. For further information please visit our page on the Burren Pine Project.
The Hare’s Corner Project
In 2021, Burrenbeo Trust launched The Hare’s Corner Project – an initiative to help farmers and landowners make more space for nature through creation of a mini woodland, a mini orchard, a pond or a ‘plan for nature’. The support offered is in the form of micro-financing and targeted advice. This project is currently aimed at landowners in Co. Clare with the view to expand its remit to other counties soon. For further information please visit our page on the The Hare’s Corner.
Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers
The Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers (BCV) is an active voluntary community that works towards the sustainable management of the Burren by addressing key conservation issues and needs in the region. They were set up in 2010 by the Burrenbeo Trust to answer a need of active conservation work on the ground in the Burren region to enable people to work for the benefit of this truly inspiring but fragile environment.
The BCV carry out a range of projects working for the built and natural heritage of the Burren. By training groups of volunteers Burrenbeo Trust is actively supporting a sustainable future for the Burren.
Guided by a dedicated committee of volunteers the BCV are a friendly, welcoming group of people, always on the look out for new members, new projects to work on and new groups to work in partnership with.
Find out more about our community of conservation volunteers by visiting our page on the BCV’s.