Contains the full lesson along with a supporting toolkit, including teachers’ notes.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming an important part of a business’s interaction with the local community and environmental aspects play a focal part within this interaction. In recent years biodiversity has become an aspect which both communities and businesses are beginning to recognise as playing an important role in providing important ecosystem services such as water, food, fuel and nutrient cycling. Biodiversity is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to
As Ireland’s national rail Infrastructure body, Irish Rail recognises the significance of maintaining and enhancing biodiversity for future generations. The railway network in Ireland stretches over 2000 km across the four provinces of the country, passing through a diverse network of habitats and landscapes including rivers, coastal areas, peat lands, wetlands, semi natural grasslands and estuaries.
Railway maintenance projects within sensitive environments
Bridges, culverts and viaducts are some of the railways most distinctive and recognisable assets with many occurring within or near sensitive habitats. When carrying out project or maintenance works within these areas it is important to conduct ecological surveys beforehand in order to plan correctly and assign appropriate mitigation measures. A preliminary ecological survey may take the form of a quantitative/ qualitative or semi quantitative survey in order to establish a baseline indicator of biodiversity in specific localised areas.
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