Biodiversity in Dublin: A case study Approach

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Title: Biodiversity in Dublin: A case study Approach
Authors: Brennan, Carmel
Convery, Shiela
Brennan, Michael
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Date: Dec-2010
Abstract: It is a common perception that biodiversity exists mainly in rural locations and this perception may be supported by the predominance of designated sites (e.g. Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protection Areas and Natural Heritage Areas) in rural areas. Given that approximately 40 per cent of the Irish population lives in rural areas the designated sites are indeed very important and their designation allows them particular protection. However, as Ireland’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, the role and management of urban biodiversity is becoming more important not only due to the encroachment of urban areas into previously undeveloped lands (i.e. urban sprawl) but also the recent trend towards increasing residential densities. These have heightened the role for proper recognition, protection and management of biodiversity in urban areas.
Funding Details: Environmental Protection Agency
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Trinity College Dublin. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies / University College Dublin. School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
Copyright (published version): 2010 Journal of Irish Urban Studies
Keywords: Urban biodiversity;High density residential development;Best practice;Greater Dublin Area
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Geography Research Collection

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