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Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Food, Teagasc, Rural Environment Protection Scheme, REPS, agri-environmental indicator, Ireland


Environmental RTDI Programme 2000–2006


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The aim of this study was to identify and select quantitative environmental attributes for a monitoring programme that may be integrated into an environmental evaluation of Ireland’s agri-environmental scheme. This was achieved primarily by reviewing a range of agri-environmental indicators and suggesting indicators that would be appropriate for monitoring the REPS. The study conducted a desk review to collate information on current best practice in monitoring for environmental quality. A Project Group (comprising representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], Department of Agriculture and Food [DAF], Teagasc, and the project supervisors) advised on the ongoing development of the project. There was a consultation process with national experts, and with a selection of stakeholder organisations with an interest in monitoring the environmental impact of the REPS.


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Finn JA, Kavanagh B, Flynn M. Identification of environmental variables for use in monitoring for the evaluation of the Rural Environment Protection Scheme. Synthesis Report. Wexford: Teagasc, 2005.

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