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The Life Programme is a financial instrument for the environment which spearheads the European Union’s Environmental Policy to co-finance projects in three areas:
Since LIFE Funding was introduced in 1992, it has had three phases,1,807 million euros have been allocated.
The specific objective of LIFE-Nature is to contribute to the implementation of community nature protection legislation; the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) and the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), and in particular the establishment of the “Natura 2000” network for the in situ management and conservation of Europe’s most remarkable fauna and flora species and habitats.
All SAC’s (Special Areas of Conservation) are being given a Natura 2000 Code. All countries of the E.U. are working together through the Natura 2000 network, to safeguard Europe’s rich and diverse natural heritage for the benefit of all.
For the period 2007 to 2013 the new LIFE+ Programme has been introduced.
Coillte have received E.U funds for two other LIFE Projects. The first titled “Restoring Active Blanket Bog in Ireland” (LIFE02 NAT/IRL/8490) which ran from 2002 – 2007. For more details see the project website which is www.irishbogrestorationproject.ie
The second titled “Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland” (LIFE05 NAT/IRL/000182) which runs from 2006 – 2009. For more details see the project website which is: