Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Protect biodiversity

Protect biodiversity

 Action to help pollinators

  • There are simple ways in which you can help to encourage native pollinators on your land, such as planting wildflower borders, hedge cutting practices and identifying and protecting pollinators’ nest sites.

NetRegs: Action to help pollinators

The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN)


Field biodiversity

  • It is possible to encourage biodiversity on your land and maintain a profitable business

DAERA: Biodiversity

Farm Advisory Service: Biodiversity

RSPB: Farming in Scotland

Nature.Scot Biodiversity of hill and upland farms


Dealing with invasive non-native species

  • It is important to recognise and know how to remove invasive non-native species.

NetRegs: Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and other invasive species

GB Non-Native Species Secretariat

Invasive Species Ireland


Nature Friendly Farming Network

  • The Nature Friendly Farming Network is a group of farmers who have come together to champion a way of farming that is sustainable and good for nature.
  • Share knowledge and spread good practice.

The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN)


In this Guideline:


Look after your soil

Protect water

Care for animals

Manage your crops

Manage waste

Make use of buildings

Machinery, equipment and fuel

Protect biodiversity

Small scale forestry

Management tools

Dealing with emergencies

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