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Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland – June 2019

Sixth Full Meeting of PESFOR-W – Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

List of participants

Programme and MC agenda attached

Introductory presentation from Action Chair – Gregory Valatin 


Case study visits – Blackwater catchment management: changing forestry and farming practises to restore freshwater pearl mussel populations – EU Life Nature project, KerryLIFE – forestry demonstration sites and local stakeholders


The Native Woodland Scheme Woodland Environment Fund – a mechanism to involve private corporates in funding ecosystem services through native woodland establishment – Kevin Collins, Forestry Inspector –Environment, DAFM

Background and implementation of forestry and farming practises with reference to freshwater pearl mussels and water quality requirements-Richard O’Callaghan, CEO KerryLIFE

Water quality, the Water Framework Directive and the Local Authority Water Programme (LAWPRO) Dr Fran Igoe

Achieving our Native Woodland Afforestation Targets; Strategy, Rationale and Ecosystem Payment case study – John O’Reilly, CEO, Green Belt Ltd.

Applying the Natural Capital Approach in Ireland – Hannah Hamilton, Executive Coordinator at the Irish Forum on Natural Capital  


Management Committee meeting, Killarney, Ireland

Minutes of meeting

Presentation from Action Chair