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The Burren – David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie

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“The Burren” by David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie

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The Book

The Burren is one of those rare and magical places where geology, glacial history, botany, zoology and millennia of cultural history have converged to create a unique landscape of extraordinary natural history interest. In this timely addition to the New Naturalist Library, the authors examine the ecology of the Burren, delving into the history of its exploration. One of the overriding concerns is the impact of tourism, which has been accelerated and stimulated by the promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way in recent years. Its impact is currently being addressed by the Geopark LIFE project, along with other tourism-related issues. Any future expansion of the Burren National Park, coupled with more vigilant, but judicious, land management, would have potential to enhance the protection of biodiversity. As ‘the jewel in the ecological crown of Ireland’, the area must be imaginatively protected and managed for our present and future generations.

About the Author

Dr David Cabot has been involved with nature in Ireland for the last forty years, initially at Trinity College, Dublin, then at the University of Galway and then in numerous government positions, culminating in being the special adviser to the Irish Prime Minister.

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