For decades, Ulster Wildlife has been working on the ground, across Northern Ireland, to champion nature and protect the environment. The local charity protects and restores important habitats that lock carbon safely away and help combat the effects of climate change. Power NI has pledged its support to Ulster Wildlife’s peatlands protection projects through a two-year partnership, lending not only financial support but also helping the charity raise public awareness about environmental sustainability.
Jennifer Fulton, CEO Ulster Wildlife, says: “In response to the climate crisis, Ulster Wildlife is stepping up its work to restore vital habitats using nature-based solutions at a landscape scale, including developing and implementing restoration and management plans for a range of peatland sites across Northern Ireland.
“Peatlands cover about 18% of Northern Ireland, more than double the area under trees, and store huge amounts of carbon. Healthy bogs not only help us address climate change, but they also contribute to clean and drinkable water and help alleviate flood risk too.
“Ulster Wildlife believes that wildlife and wild places are not only valuable for their own sake; a healthy, wildlife-rich, natural world is vital for our well-being and survival too. The challenges of climate change and the accelerated decline of nature mean that we must work together to restore our natural world before it's too late.
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Power NI over the next two years and together we will be restoring these precious habitats to help us reduce peatland carbon emissions, improve the habitat, and boost their biodiversity. We are excited to be working together for a greener future!"