A National Biodiversity Action Plan for the period 2017-2021 was launched by Ciaran O’Keeffe, Prof Yvonne Buckley, Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys TD and Matthew Jebb at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. Photograph: Maxwells

More than 90 per cent of Ireland’s protected habitats, such as grasslands and peatlands, are in “bad or inadequate condition”, according to a major bi(...)