Biodiversity Resources:

Policy Work:

Please visit our Policy page for information and documentation of our policy work.

Educational Resources for kids:

What’s that tree? – Identification Guide (PDF)

Maths for primary school




Useful Links

Links for Forestry:

European Commission
Information on sustainable forestry in the European Union

Future Forests
Nursery and garden centre in West Cork

Woodkerne Nurseries
Tree nursery in west Cork, specialising in fruit and nut trees.

Ireland’s leading private forestry company. Greenbelt have assisted INFF in managing the woodland at Manch.

Trojan Heavy Horses
Where possible INFF use horses to draw timber from the woodland. For further information on these horses go to

Irish Trees Info
More information on Native Irish Trees

Irish Butterflies
To Learn more about Irish Butterflies visit

Irish Wildflowers
To Learn more about Irish Wild Flowers visit

Irish Bats
To Learn more about Bats visit

Irish Birds
To Learn more about Birds visit

Links for The Environment and Biodiversity:

Irish Environmental Network (IEN)
Green Economy Foundation is a member of IEN. Follow this link for details of all of the member organisations who are doing fantastic grass roots, campaigning and policy work in many different spheres of environment and sustainability work in Ireland.

Environmental Pillar
Green Economy Foundation is a member of the Irish Environmental Pillar. The Pillar is a collation of 26 national environmental NGOs and provides a channel for government and the other social partners to engage with the environmental sector on policy matters.

Friends of the Irish Environment
FIE is a network of conservationists and environmentalists committed to protecting Ireland’s environment.

National Biodiversity Data Centre
Site providing access to high quality biodiversity data collected by researchers, professional conservation staff and volunteer recorders.

National Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Links for Education:

Discover Primary Science
Science activities and online resources for primary schools

Discover Science and Engineering
Find out more about science, engineering and technology news updates and articles

Will And Away
A mobile outdoor education service in the Cork area.

Courses run at Manch:

Mike Brown Photography Courses
Irish landscape photography and Irish nature photography

Links for Sustainable Living:

Cork Environmental Forum
A not for profit organisation based in Cork, committed to promoting sustainable development in the region.

The Hollies
A centre for training in practical sustainability near Enniskeane in west Cork.

Sustainable Clonakilty
Very active local group whose mission is: “to lessen our contribution to climate change and our dependence on diminishing resources, principally oil, and to prepare to deal with these very real threats to the future”.

Other Useful West Cork links:

Drimoleague Heritage Walkways

West Cork People
Free newspaper in the west Cork area

Cork and County Advertiser – Online newspaper