Farming Nature: Achill Island

Filmed on Achill Island in September 2015 this video highlights the Natura 2000 habitats Machair Grassland and Upland Heath, both present on the Island. Supporting the type of traditional extensive farming that is practiced here is essential for maintaining these habitats. Taking a more targeted approach to agri-environment schemes can help achieve this as can supporting local food production methods that add value to the farming system and local community.

Music by Máirtín O’Connor