Somewhere along the way, it seems like we as a society have lost much of our connection with nature. Increasingly, we experience the natural world remotely, if at all, through tv, the internet or through a car window. VyraForest is an ambitious ecology project set on 25 acres in Wicklow, Ireland. The project will restore natural native woodland and enhance biodiversity. Located near the village of Barndarrig, VyraForest is as much about putting carbon back into the ground as it is about connecting people with something they can take part in.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
We are committed to playing our part in global sustainable development by aligning with the SDG’s that we can interact with and influence the most. We truly believe that integrating specific SDG targets into the VyraForest project can help us contribute to sustainable development in a way that is accessible to us and our partners.
First steps 2021
What we have achieved so far
Land survey and zonal mapping
Assemble a team of experts
Biodiversity refers to the ‘the variety of plants and animals found on earth, and the place in which they live’. It reflects the variety of species that exist on global, national, regional and local scales.
The first step of any ecology project should always be getting to know the land. Immersing ourselves in the existing area and learning about its unique characteristics and history is the first priority. This has allowed us to develop and to assemble a team that will help us to create habitats rich in biodiversity for future generations.
In January 2021, we signed up as a business supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan. By doing this, we’re showing our commitment to making Ireland a more pollinator-friendly place and acknowledging the importance of encouraging environmentally-friendly land management.