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Wild Flowers Blossom into a €1m Windfall


Farmers across Ireland's iconic Burren landscape are to share a €1m bonanza after creating the best conditions there for growing rare and wild flowers.

More than 100 farmers have taken part in the conservation scheme and could collect another €2m from the State before the project ends in two years' time.

Payments totalling €972,000 will be received before tomorrow by 143 farmers participating in the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme.

Programme director Dr Brendan Dunford said the payments this year ranged from €720 to €15,000, while the average was €6,800.

Dr Dunford added: "The payout is substantial and is having a huge, positive impact on the environment of the Burren."

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said: "The scheme guarantees excellent value for money -- and it is improving the biodiversity, water quality, cultural and landscape attributes of over 13,000 hectares of Ireland's flagship heritage landscape."

Source: independent.ie - Wild Flowers Blossom into a €1m Windfall