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The keeping of pigs as pets has become a popular pastime in recent years. Breeds such as Vietnamese pot bellies, Kunekunes and micro-pigs are being
Contact details for the Local Action Groups in your areaArds & North Down Rural Partnership (Ards & North Down area)Ards & North Down
The White Water River has been declared an area is of special scientific interest because of the physical features of the river and its associated
A two-day international wildfire investigation seminar ‘Wildfires, Don’t Speculate, Investigate!’, took place earlier this week in Newry.
Ash dieback is a serious disease of ash trees caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (It used to be called Chalara fraxinea). The disease
African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs. In its acute form the disease generally results in high mortality. ASF is a
Lough Neagh is situated in the centre of Northern Ireland. It is the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom covering an area of 383 km2 with a
This section provides general information relating to requirements in respect of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern
Ring Rot and Brown Rot are serious quarantine diseases affecting potatoes.
The following research has been carried out by DARD’s Veterinary Epidemiology Unit (VEU) in relation to Bovine Tuberculosis.
Ring rot of potatoes is caused by the bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Public Register
The “test and vaccinate or remove” (TVR) project is a five year wildlife intervention study being carried out in the Banbridge area of County Down.
This page provides information on the import conditions for both Breeding/Production and Slaughter sheep and goats from Great Britain. It also
Encompassing the Mourne Mountains, the Mourne AONB was designated in 1986. It has a relatively "young" geological development and has a rich
Chalara causes leaf loss, crown dieback and bark lesions in affected trees. Once a tree is infected the disease is usually fatal.
Northern Ireland currently has 13 Red Squirrel volunteer groups and two NGO lead project teams who work with the statutory agencies and land owners