The Abbeyleix Bog Project has been approved for biodiversity funding totally €16,000
The announcement, made recently, has been welcomed by Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture.
Laois County Council has received €16,000 to help with the conservation of habitats and species in the Abbeyleix Bog Project.
The money can also be used to increase the awareness and appreciation of the biodiversity and ecosystem services in Laois.
Minister Hackett said: “Local Authorities play a vital role in encouraging biodiversity.
“The Local Authority Biodiversity Grant Scheme assists them with the implementation of projects that promote actions contained in the National Biodiversity Action Plan.
“The scheme is operated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and my colleague Minister Malcolm Noonan has announced funding of €696,000 for 50 projects across all 31 local authorities.
“I’m delighted to see Abbeyleix Bog Project among them.”