Within the land for nature habitats, humans are the visitors and the wildlife residents have principle right of access to and use of the land within the sanctuary. It is recognised that a certain amount of human intervention in the operation of the sanctuary will be required to enable sustainable operation but this is minimised and used only in furtherance of the other principles outlined here.
The habitats aim, to the greatest extent possible, to establish and maintain a native Irish ecosystem. Invasive foreign species are managed to the extent that it is feasible to do so.
Education and Awareness
An important role of the habitats is awareness raising and education. This includes both raising awareness amongst the public but also providing an environment within which scientific research can be carried out to understand how best to protect the important species that make their homes in the habitats we provide.