Hop to It!
Hop To It: a nationwide survey seeks information about the princes of ponds Frogs gather to herald the spring season. Hop To It Irish Frog Survey is a nationwide survey of frogs, co-ordinated by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Popping up in more and more private garden ponds as well as in their traditional habitats of streams, bogs and wetlands, frogs are in decline world wide as natural and wild habitats are lost to drainage and development. The Hop To It Irish Frog Survey helps the Irish Peatland Conservation Council to monitor the health of our amphibian friends. A healthy frog population actively breeding indicates clean water, good habitat and tasty foodchains. Record your sightings at http://www.ipcc.ie/ by following the link for the Hop To It Frog Survey 2014. Survey Cards are also available by post (contact IPCC, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare). The survey began in 1997 and since then nearly 5000 records for frogs, frog spawn, tadpoles and froglets have been submitted to the survey by people all over Ireland. Frogs occur in every county in Ireland. The Hop To It Irish Frog Survey 2014 is a great way for you to celebrate World Wetlands Day on the 2nd February 2014. Further Information
Tadhg Ó Corcora MSc. Conservation Officer Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Bog of Allen Nature Centre Lullymore Rathangan Co. Kildare Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)45 860 133 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ipcc.ie/
The Department of Arts Heritage & Local Government has opened a Public Consultation on the Draft National Peatlands Strategy, Draft National Raised Bog SAC Management Plan, and Review of Raised Bog NHAs. IPCC would invite you to participate on shaping the future of Ireland’s peatlands, either through your own submissions or through getting in contact with us here at the office.
Written submissions or observations with respect to the documents can be made to the Department by 18th April 2014. For further information, and to find out how to submit comments, visit http://www.npws.ie/; http://www.ahg.gov.ie/ or http://www.raisedbogconservation.com/.
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